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PHP Manual :: DOMDocument::loadHTML

DOMDocument::load || DOMDocument::loadHTMLFile || DOMDocument || PHP Manual

(PHP 5, PHP 7)

DOMDocument::loadHTML Load HTML from a string


public bool DOMDocument::loadHTML ( string $source [, int $options = 0 ] )

The function parses the HTML contained in the string source. Unlike loading XML, HTML does not have to be well-formed to load. This function may also be called statically to load and create a DOMDocument object. The static invocation may be used when no DOMDocument properties need to be set prior to loading.



The HTML string.


Since PHP 5.4.0 and Libxml 2.6.0, you may also use the options parameter to specify additional Libxml parameters.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure. If called statically, returns a DOMDocument or FALSE on failure.


If an empty string is passed as the source, a warning will be generated. This warning is not generated by libxml and cannot be handled using libxml's error handling functions.

This method may be called statically, but will issue an E_STRICT error.

While malformed HTML should load successfully, this function may generate E_WARNING errors when it encounters bad markup. libxml's error handling functions may be used to handle these errors.


Example #1 Creating a Document

= new DOMDocument();


Version Description
5.4.0 Added options parameter.

See Also

DOMDocument::load || DOMDocument::loadHTMLFile || DOMDocument || PHP Manual
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