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The 'view source' on stackoverflow pages shows a lot of white space. Why are they not minified, any specific reasons.

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I think its like it was in development. The white or padding characters dont matter because it is compressed by gzip. So the difference between minified html and gzip-compressed "unminified" html is really tiny.

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