middleman-minify-html is an extension for the Middleman static site generator that minifies whitespace around HTML via Htmlcompressor.


If you're just getting started, install the middleman gem and generate a new project:

gem install middleman
middleman init MY_PROJECT

If you already have a Middleman project: Add gem 'middleman-minify-html' to your Gemfile and run bundle install


activate :minify_html

The various options can be passed with a block or as a hash like so: ruby activate :minify_html, remove_input_attributes: false These are the default settings, as listed in the Htmlcompressor documentation: ruby activate :minify_html do |html| html.remove_multi_spaces = true # Remove multiple spaces html.remove_comments = true # Remove comments html.remove_intertag_spaces = false # Remove inter-tag spaces html.remove_quotes = true # Remove quotes html.simple_doctype = false # Use simple doctype html.remove_script_attributes = true # Remove script attributes html.remove_style_attributes = true # Remove style attributes html.remove_link_attributes = true # Remove link attributes html.remove_form_attributes = false # Remove form attributes html.remove_input_attributes = true # Remove input attributes html.remove_javascript_protocol = true # Remove JS protocol html.remove_http_protocol = false # Remove HTTP protocol html.remove_https_protocol = false # Remove HTTPS protocol html.preserve_line_breaks = false # Preserve line breaks html.simple_boolean_attributes = true # Use simple boolean attributes html.preserve_patterns = nil # Patterns to preserve end

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The official community forum is available at: http://forum.middlemanapp.com

Bug Reports

Github Issues are used for managing bug reports and feature requests. If you run into issues, please search the issues and submit new problems: https://github.com/middleman/middleman-minify-html/issues

The best way to get quick responses to your issues and swift fixes to your bugs is to submit detailed bug reports, include test cases and respond to developer questions in a timely manner. Even better, if you know Ruby, you can submit Pull Requests containing Cucumber Features which describe how your feature should work or exploit the bug you are submitting.

How to Run Cucumber Tests

  1. Checkout Repository: git clone https://github.com/middleman/middleman-minify-html.git
  2. Install Bundler: gem install bundler
  3. Run bundle install inside the project root to install the gem dependencies.
  4. Run test cases: bundle exec rake test


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Copyright (c) 2012-2014 Thomas Reynolds. MIT Licensed, see LICENSE for details.