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issues with a password strength meter...

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[CODE]
<?php
function pwd_strength($pwd)
{
  $result = 0;  # intialize to weakest
  $result += round(strlen($pwd) / 10);
  foreach(array("a-z", "A-Z", "0-9", "^a-zA-Z0-9") as $chars)
  {
    if(preg_match("/[$chars]/", $pwd))
    {
      $result += 1;
    }
  }
  return(min($result, 6));
}
?>
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html lang='en'>
<head>
<META HTTP-EQUIV='Content-Type' CONTENT='text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1'>
<title>Password Validation</title>
<style type="text/css">
body {
  font: medium arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 1em 10%;
}
div {
  height: 20px;
  margin: 5px 0;
  padding: 0;
  border: solid 1px #333;
}
#str0, #str1 {
  width: 12%;
  background-color: #f00;
}
#str2 {
  width: 24%;
  background-color: #c30;
}
#str3 {
  width: 36%;
  background-color: #963;
}
#str4 {
  width: 48%;
  background-color: #693;
}
#str5 {
  width: 60%;
  background-color: #3c0;
}
#str6 {
  width: 72%;
  background-color: #0f0;
}
#rating {
  width: 72%;
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;
  border: none;
  height: auto;
}
</style>

</head>
<body>
<h1>Password Strength Rating</h1>
<form action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="post">
<p>Password: <input type="password" name="password" size="16" maxlength="16">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Rate Password"></p>
</form>
<?php
if(isset($_POST['submit']))
{
  $strength = pwd_strength($_POST['password']);
  echo "<p>Password strength (1 = very weak, 6 = very strong): ".
      "<strong>$strength</strong></p>\n";
  echo "<div id='str$strength'></div>";
  echo "<div id='rating'><p style='float: left'>Weak</p>";
  echo "<p style='float: right'>Strong</p></div>\n";
}
?>
</body>
</html>
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any ideas why i can never get a perfect 6?

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I dont beleive in Password Strength Meters
I think my password is strongish, as nobody knows it

Some sites says Very Strong
Some sites says Very Weak

All I do to check a password is
Strip Whitespace (from beg and end)
Check its longer than 6 chars (anything less than 6 is just stupid)
make the string lower (THey migh accidently type half the password in caps, so when they log in it wont work)

Store

Thinking about it, One bank I used to use, to log in online, You would need your Passport number, and Pin Code. NOw that aint very secure. (Pins numbers over here in spain and UK are 4 digits)

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but anyways, why wont my meter EVER show a perfect six? following my own rules that the meter was founded on, 6 or more characters, at least one special character and a mix of upper, lower case and didgits... so even #M1ckE4 wont get 6... its got to be a coding bug....

only i don't see it... HELP...

Mouse.

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Try the pass:
"yoyoHI123"
I think it should get a 6.

Orio.

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