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PHP Manual || DOMDocument

(PHP 5, PHP 7)

DOMDocument::loadHTMLFile Load HTML from a file


public DOMDocument::loadHTMLFile ( string $filename [, int $options = 0 ] ) : bool

The function parses the HTML document in the file named filename. Unlike loading XML, HTML does not have to be well-formed to load.



The path to the HTML file.


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 filename or an empty file is named, 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

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