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Domdocument::loadxml() error when not using right template symbol
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Posted by arnaudbouchard  · 02-05-2018 - 04:44

Hi there,

I am using templates where I decided that '~' would be more appropriate as a symbol, so I set it when creating the doc via:


Everything works fine, unless I try to use a template where another symbol was used (say, a legacy template where the symbol was '#'). In this template, there is a BLOCK looking like:

This is just a dummy text.


When trying to use $docx->clearBlocks(); it causes the following error:

(1/1) ErrorException

DOMDocument::loadXML(): Start tag expected, '<' not found in Entity, line: 2

in (line 106)

Why is that? Shouldn't the block just not be detected and that's it?

Posted by admin  · 02-05-2018 - 10:59


It's a very strange issue, maybe you need to escape some character?. We have done some tests and everything is working as expected.

Please send to contact[at] the most simple sample that illustrates your issue (the DOCX template and the script). As we need to run it please do not do external connections such as databases or web services.