Remove whitespace delimiters in global variables script (Skin::makeVariablesScript)
Each entry in the global variables script is delimited by two tabs and a newline on output. These prettify the output, but waste 21 bytes per page per gzipped response in the HTML header (the most time-critical portion).
Wikipiedia gets over 300 million pageviews a day ( http://infodisiac.com/blog/2008/09/wikipedia-page-requests-per-day/ ). I do not feel the benefit to source readers outweighs the cost to them.
attachment Skin.php.patch ignored as obsolete