mPDF Manual – HTML support

HTML Attributes

HTML tag Attributes (in-line) supported

Example of an HTML attribute: <div align="center">

mPDF supports attribute values in single or double quotes e.g. <div align="center"> or <div align='center'>

Minimised attributes are not supported e.g. <input type="checkbox" disabled />

XHTML specification is recommended for best compliance with mPDF.

HTML, BODY and ALL recognised tags lang* LANGUAGE-COUNTRY CODE *
dir rtl | ltr (mPDF >= 6.0)
HTML, BODY dir rtl | ltr (mPDF >= 5.0)
P, DIV align left | center | right | justify
TABLE border 1 | 0
width LENGTH
align

left | center | right | char

char was added in mPDF 5.7

char

Used in conjunction with align="char". Default if omitted is period "." Non-ASCII characters can be defined with HTML entities e.g. &middot; or &#183; As per HTML 4 spec. Added mPDF 5.7

bgcolor #rrggbb
cellSpacing LENGTH
cellPadding LENGTH
(repeat_header)

1   (removed from mPDF >= 5.4; use <thead>)

autosize

FLOAT 

  • The value >= 0 shrinks a table to fit if width is too small to allow complete words to fit.
  • The value (must be >=1) determines the maximum allowable factor to shrink i.e. autosize="2" will allow the font-size to be reduced to a minimum of 1/2 the original size.
  • A value of 1 prevents automatic resizing of the table. (custom attribute)
rotate 90 | -90
TR bgcolor #rrggbb
TD, TH width LENGTH
height LENGTH (but not %)
align left | center | right
valign top | middle | bottom
bgcolor #rrggbb
colspan INTEGER
rowspan INTEGER
nowrap nowrap
OL, UL font-size FONT-SIZE
OL type 1 | A | a | I | i | disc | circle | square
start INTEGER (mPDF >= 5.7)
UL type disc | circle | square
IMG width, height LENGTH
max-height, max-width, min-height, min-width LENGTH
rotate

90 | -90 | 180, where 90 = clockwise

When width is specified e.g. width="3cm" this is applied to the rotated image i.e. will be width 3 cm after rotating

HR width nn%
align left | center | right
color #rrggbb
FONT face FONT-FAMILY
size 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | -1 | +1
color #rrggbb
FORM method

get | post 

Default: post (mPDF >= 5.3)

action URI  (mPDF >= 5.3
TEXTAREA cols INTEGER
rows INTEGER
readonly readonly
required required  [HTML5] (mPDF >= 5.3)
spellcheck

true | false [HTML5]

Default: false (mPDF >= 5.3)

onChange

JAVASCRIPT

In Active Forms; uses “Acrobat” Javascript (mPDF >= 5.3)

TEXTAREA, SELECT, INPUT disabled disabled
title TEXT
name

TEXT  

Field names in Active Forms must only contain letters, numbers, colon(:), undersore(_) or hyphen(-). (This is largely as per HTML spec, but cannot contain period(.) as this is part of PDF spec for name hierarchies)

SELECT size

INTEGER

size = n, n rows visible.

Default: 1

multiple multiple
required required [HTML5] (mPDF >= 5.3)
spellcheck

true | false [HTML5]

Default: false (mPDF >= 5.3)
Only if also editable and size=1

editable

editable  [HTML5]

Default: false (mPDF >= 5.3)
Only if size=1

onChange

JAVASCRIPT

In Active Forms; uses “Acrobat” Javascript (mPDF >= 5.3)

OPTION selected selected
value TEXT
INPUT type text | password | hidden | image | button | submit | reset | radio | checkbox
INPUT (text, password, hidden, image, button, submit, reset) size

INTEGER

size=n, width as number of characters

value TEXT
INPUT (text, password) maxlength INTEGER
readonly readonly
required required [HTML5] (mPDF >= 5.3)
spellcheck true \| false [HTML5] Default: false (mPDF >= 5.3)
onChange

JAVASCRIPT

In Active Forms; uses “Acrobat” Javascript (mPDF >= 5.3)

INPUT (image, button, submit, reset) alt TEXT
src TEXT
onClick

JAVASCRIPT

In Active Forms; uses “Acrobat” Javascript (mPDF >= 5.3)

INPUT (button, submit, reset) noprint noprint (mPDF >= 5.3)
INPUT (radio, checkbox) value

TEXT

In Active Forms value(s) for radio buttons and checkboxes are required, and can only contain letters, numbers, colon(:), undersore(_), hyphen(-) or period(.)

DOTTAB outdent LENGTH (mPDF >= 5.7)
METER value, max, min, low, high, optimum FLOAT [HTML5 spec]
PROGRESS value, max FLOAT [HTML5 spec]
METER, PROGRESS width, height LENGTH
type

Any alphanumeric string.

If present, will select custom progress/meter formats - IF they have been defined in \Mpdf\Meter class

* $lang is only recognised when the variable $useLang is set to true (Default is true)

Changelog

Version Description
2.0

TD border="1" was supported mPDF <= 1.3, but is not valid HTML and is now ignored

 

TABLE align="..." with a rotated table - changed to set the alignment ignoring the rotation i.e. align="right" sets the table to the right side of the page (looking as though it is bottom-aligned)

2.3 $lang was added.
4.0

Default value of $lang changed to true

5.0 $dir was added to HTML and BODY
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