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I wouldn't mind so much if they bothered to tell you what format they expect. If they don't tell me what format to use I expect them to have been competent enough to take any format I choose. If they ask me to use a particular format then it's on me if I get it wrong, because they told me what they expect.
rantytee33ySounds like bad coding standards to me
Awlex180313yNot to mention that there's more than enogh libs that do that perfectly
Root810953yRemove all non-digits, check the country code, and check the length. Super easy. 😕
Even worse if you're not American.
Same with an email field that doesn't allow absolutely valid characters (by spec). Better if the error message doesn't tell you what the problem is.