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Old February 20th, 2007, 09:52 AM
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Default ASP and HTML compactor

Not sure if this is the right place for this question, but:

I am going to deliver an ASP application that contains VB Script, HTML and Javascript.

I would like to compact all the code to remove blank lines and all comments, before I deliver it.

Is there a utility available to do this?

Note that I do NOT wish to make the code completely unreadable (i.e. totally obfuscate it).

Old February 20th, 2007, 10:10 AM
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The only apps that I know of that do anything similar to this are the ones that completely obfuscate the code. Not sure if there is an app out there that will remove just blank lines and comments though, in the case of the blank lines anyway, it would be fairly painless to write an app that would iterate through your entire application directory and just open the files as text and read through each line and match for the regex pattern \r\n (Carriage Return Line feed) and replace it with nothing.

The comments are a bit more tricky to match as a pattern since the ' occurs quite often in actual code and not just to denote comments.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

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