Parameter validation

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In computer software, the term parameter validation[1][2] is the automated processing, in a module, to validate the spelling or accuracy of parameters passed to that module. The term has been in common use for over 30 years.[1] Specific best practices have been developed, for decades, to improve the handling of such parameters.[1][2][3]

Parameter validation can be used to defend against cross-site scripting attacks.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Parameter validation for software reliability", G.B. Alleman, 1978 (see below: References).
  2. ^ a b "Parameter Validation for Floats",, 2007, webpage: MSDN-862.
  3. ^ "Feedback: Attribute-based method parameter validation and error handling", 2007, webpage: VStudio-327.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-16. Retrieved 2013-04-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)


  • "Parameter validation for software reliability", G.B. Alleman, 1978, webpage: ACM-517: paper presents a method for increasing software reliability through parameter validation.