Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
There is actually already a module which does something like what you're looking for, called HTML::Clean.

There is one big difference between it, and the solution you are working on. Your solution modifies the files directly while still on your disk. It may make them hard to read when you need to maintain them, but no extra processing is required when a browser requests them.. so it may be a bit faster then the method the module uses.

HTML::Clean will leave the code in your files in tact, and modifies the JavaScript code on the fly as the browser requests it. There may be a slight performance hit for this, but I don't really think your users will find it noticable.. but you should probably test that, and not take my word for it :-)

I personally prefer using this module, as it makes code maintenance much easier. However, the best method definitely depends on the requirements of your project. If obfuscation of the source files on your disk is what you're looking for, this might not do the trick. This only "obfuscates" the code as users view it in their browsers. But if you use a regex to obfuscate your code, someone can just as easily use a regex to unobfuscate it :-) Good luck!

In reply to Re: Compressing/Obfuscating a Javascript file by andreychek
in thread Compressing/Obfuscating a Javascript file by Incognito

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (3)
    As of 2020-04-06 01:03 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      The most amusing oxymoron is:

      Results (36 votes). Check out past polls.