PHP DOMDocument errors/warnings on html5-tags

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I've been attempting to parse HTML5-code so I can set attributes/values within the code, but it seems DOMDocument(PHP5.3) doesn't support tags like <nav> and <section>.

Is there any way to parse this as HTML in PHP and manipulate the code?


Code to reproduce:

<?php
$dom = new DOMDocument();
$dom->loadHTML("<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html><head><title>test</title></head>
<body>
<nav>
  <ul>
    <li>first
    <li>second
  </ul>
</nav>
<section>
  ...
</section>
</body>
</html>");

Error

Warning: DOMDocument::loadHTML(): Tag
nav invalid in Entity, line: 4 in
/home/wbkrnl/public_html/new-mvc/1.php
on line 17

Warning: DOMDocument::loadHTML(): Tag
section invalid in Entity, line: 10 in
/home/wbkrnl/public_html/new-mvc/1.php
on line 17

Best Solution

No, there is no way of specifying a particular doctype to use, or to modify the requirements of the existing one.

Your best workable solution is going to be to disable error reporting with libxml_use_internal_errors:

$dom = new DOMDocument;
libxml_use_internal_errors(true);
$dom->loadHTML('...');
libxml_clear_errors();