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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.

Valorile întoarse

Întoarce valoarea true în cazul succesului sau false în cazul eșecului. If called statically, returns a DOMDocument sau false în cazul eșecului.


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.

Această metodă poate fi apelată în mod static, dar va emite o eroare E_STRICT.

Cu toate că codul HTML deteriorat ar trebui să se încarce cu succes, această funcție poate să genereze erori de tip E_WARNING atunci când întâlnește un marcaj greșit. Funcțiile de gestiune a erorilor libxml pot fi utilizate pentru a prelucra aceste erori.


Example #1 Creating a Document

= new DOMDocument();

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User Contributed Notes 6 notes

onemanbanddan at gmail dot com
7 years ago
The options for surpressing errors and warnings will not work with this as they do for loadXML()
will not work.
you must use:
and handle the exceptions as neccesarry.
Mark Omohundro, ajamyajax dot com
12 years ago
// try this html listing example for all nodes / includes a few getElementsByTagName options:

$file = $DOCUMENT_ROOT. "test.html";
$doc = new DOMDocument();

// example 1:
$elements = $doc->getElementsByTagName('*');
// example 2:
$elements = $doc->getElementsByTagName('html');
// example 3:
//$elements = $doc->getElementsByTagName('body');
// example 4:
//$elements = $doc->getElementsByTagName('table');
// example 5:
//$elements = $doc->getElementsByTagName('div');

if (!is_null($elements)) {
  foreach (
$elements as $element) {
"<br/>". $element->nodeName. ": ";

$nodes = $element->childNodes;
    foreach (
$nodes as $node) {
$node->nodeValue. "\n";
andy at carobert dot com
16 years ago
This puts the HTML into a DOM object which can be parsed by individual tags, attributes, etc..  Here is an example of getting all the 'href' attributes and corresponding node values out of the 'a' tag. Very cool....

= <<<EOF
<title>My Page</title>
<p><a href="/mypage1">Hello World!</a></p>
<p><a href="/mypage2">Another Hello World!</a></p>

$doc = new DOMDocument();

$tags = $doc->getElementsByTagName('a');

foreach (
$tags as $tag) {
$tag->getAttribute('href').' | '.$tag->nodeValue."\n";

This should output:

/mypage1 | Hello World!
/mypage2 | Another Hello World!
6 years ago
In this post I found a simple way to get the content of a URL with DOMDocument, loadHTMLFile and saveHTML().

function getURLContent($url){
    $doc = new DOMDocument;
    $doc->preserveWhiteSpace = FALSE;
    return $doc->saveHTML();
gzech at SPAMFILTER dot eso dot org
14 years ago
If you want to suppress output warnings from loadHTMLFile($url), put an @ sign in front. This even works in:
= @$dom->loadHTMLFile($url);
bens at effortlessis dot com
16 years ago
Note that this function doesn't parse the individual tags WITHIN the html file - it's all loaded as a "black box", and you end up with an XML widget that comprises nothing but the complete chunk of HTML.

I was hoping it would function as a sort of HTML-validator/parser, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
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