Setting up a Proc for conditional validation (:if option)

I want to use the :if option on one of my validation calls.

Basically I want to validate for a field’s format, but only if the field
is submitted. It’s an optional field.

validates_format_of :EMAIL, :if => { |email| ! email.nil? },
:message => ‘is not a valid email address’,
:with => /^[-\w.][email protected]([-\w]+.)+[-\w]{2,4}$/

Is this correct? It doesn’t seem to be working.

Is it easier to use the method or string forms of :if?


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