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Do Javascript minifiers optimize for gzip?

Case1: There are two snippets of code that are very similar and very gzip-able, one at the start of the document and the other is beyond 32kb at the end of the document. Does the minifier bring the ...
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Minimizability or readability?

I am authoring a lot of plugins for the content management system that I am writing. I believe it to be of utmost importance that script files (especially if they're plugins) should load quickly, ...
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Is script grouping and minification counter-productive?

On a web page I have 1 script tag that contains all my minified JavaScript (I use SquishIt for .NET). However I see that a few people prefer to load their scripts in parallel using something like ...
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Why is HTML/Javascript minification beneficial

Why is HTML/Javascript minification beneficial when the HTTP protocol already supports gzip data compression? I realize that Javascript/HTML minification has the potential to significantly reduce ...