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9.5. About Validator Plugin Manager

When creating a validator with a factory, you can use either the fully qualified validator class name or its short alias. The short aliases for the standard validators are defined by the ValidatorPluginManager class.

The ValidatorPluginManager class defines validator aliases.

A standard validator's alias is typically the same as class name. For example, the class Zend\Validator\EmailAddress has the short alias EmailAddress.

The validator plugin manager is internally used by the InputFilter container class for instantiating the standard validators.