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Digital Literacy

Mahmoud Talass
Mahmoud Talass
8,500 Points

Readability

what if other developers try to look at your website's code? can they return it to its original organized state if they want or they will have to deal with it being minified

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
212,147 Points

Many developer tools (such as those built into the Chrome browser) have a "pretty print" capability. This will add line breaks and indentation to make the code more readable, but it still may not be exactly as originally formatted.

More aggressive minification may also do things like abbreviating or substituting variable names. Changes of this type cannot be automatically reversed.