Correct indentation of HTML and PHP using Vim


Question

I've been using Vim for a while, and I can't get proper HTML indentation working in PHP files.

For example, what I want is for each child to be indented one tab more than it's parent, as shown below.

<?php
if(isset($sports)) {
    //Do something
?>
<div>
    <label>Uniform Size</label>
    <ul>
        <li class="left"><label for="s" class="small">S</label><input type="radio" name="size[]" value="S" id="s" class="radio" /></li>
        <li class="left"><label for="m" class="small">M</label><input type="radio" name="size[]" value="M" id="m" class="radio" /></li>
        <li class="left"><label for="l" class="small">L</label><input type="radio" name="size[]" value="L" id="l" class="radio" /></li>
        <li class="left"><label for="xl" class="small">XL</label><input type="radio" name="size[]" value="XL" id="xl" class="radio" /></li>
    </ul>
</div>
<?php
}
?>

Using the PHP-correct-Indent script, the code results in being formatted as follows:

<?php
if(isset($sports)) {
    //Do something
?>
<div>
<label>Uniform Size</label>
<ul>
<li class="left"><label for="s" class="small">S</label><input type="radio" name="size[]" value="S" id="s" class="radio" /></li>
<li class="left"><label for="m" class="small">M</label><input type="radio" name="size[]" value="M" id="m" class="radio" /></li>
<li class="left"><label for="l" class="small">L</label><input type="radio" name="size[]" value="L" id="l" class="radio" /></li>
<li class="left"><label for="xl" class="small">XL</label><input type="radio" name="size[]" value="XL" id="xl" class="radio" /></li>
</ul>
</div>
<?php
}
?>

Even with indented HTML which I then add PHP code to, the indentation is ignored, moving new lines of HTML code without any indentation at all.

So, is there any way that I can get the indentation format that I want working with HTML within PHP files, using Vim?

1
48
1/19/2009 10:39:48 PM

Accepted Answer

This still bothers me. I only just decided that the best work-around (for me personally) is this:

:set filetype=html

And then highlight your text and hit =. BOOM! HTML formatting succes. (Not ideal, I know, but at least it works.)

53
11/3/2010 7:49:30 AM

There is a set of vimrc instructions on the Vim Wiki called Better indent support for PHP with HTML that will use the correct plugin depending on the block.

There is also a Vundle/Pathogen Plugin that uses the same code but is easier to install and keeps your .vimrc clean.

Pathogen

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone https://github.com/captbaritone/better-indent-support-for-php-with-html.git

Vundle

Place in .vimrc

Bundle 'captbaritone/better-indent-support-for-php-with-html'

Run in vim

:BundleInstall

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