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Why does Amazon.com's source code have so much whitespace?
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tynamite
tynamite's avatar Because their website's layout is irregular, and has loads of interchangable widgets, and sections which can be in the page or not be, at any given moment, there really isn't any time or reason for the source code to be all neat and tidy.

If they tidied up one widget/section to make it all nicely indented, they would have to indent all the parts that appear after and before it as well. With so many combinations of widgets and sections, it's just not worth the hassle.
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