An HTML minifier is a tool that helps reduce the size of an HTML document by removing unnecessary characters and whitespace. This can be especially useful for reducing the file size of a webpage, which can result in faster page load times.
An HTML minifier typically has several features, such as:
- Removing unnecessary whitespace: Removing spaces and line breaks between elements can greatly reduce the file size of the HTML document.
- Removing comments: Removing comments from the HTML code
- Removing unnecessary attributes means removing attributes that are not needed.
- Attribute value shortening: shortening attribute values that are the same for multiple elements.
There are various online HTML minifiers available, such as Oumify.
Also, many code editors have built-in HTML minifiers or have the ability to install a plugin to provide this functionality.
It's important to note that minifying the HTML code does not affect the functionality of the code, but it can help to speed up the website. Also, minifying the HTML code can make it harder to read and debug, so it's recommended to keep a non-minified version of the code for development purposes.
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