mPDF Manual – HTML support

Custom HTML Tags

mPDF uses a number of custom HTML tags (see HTML Control Tags - Overview).

In addition to those, the custom tags <ttz> <tts> and <tta> are reserved for use internally within the mPDF program to denote the core symbol, dingbat and arial characters.

Invalid HTML?

(mPDF ≥ 2.2)

If you want to hide mPDF custom tags from a browser, enclose any mPDF code within:

<!--mpdf  ..  anything you want to write ...  mpdf-->



As these are the standard comment tags recognised by every browser, this will create valid HTML which should output correctly in any circumstances. mPDF will strip away the <!--mpdf tag and any following spaces, and the \$mpdf--> tag and any preceeding spaces, and process all enclosed code.

Most browsers will ignore (self-closing) tags that are not recognised, but <htmlpageheader> and <htmlpagefooter> are different, as they contain innerHTML e.g.





The enclosed innerHTML will be output by a browser, so you need to hide it; either use the special comment tags as above, or an alternative is to use CSS, e.g. add to your stylesheet


htmlpageheader { display : none; }
htmlpagefooter { display : none; }



Yet another way is to use in-line CSS: