So I had been reading up on gzip compression on this Google Page Speed page, and I came across some stuff I had never heard/thought about.

They recommend that, to "make compression most effective", you should:
  • Specify CSS key-value pairs in the same order where possible, i.e. alphabetize them.
  • Specify HTML attributes in the same order , i.e. alphabetize them. Put href first for links (since it is most common), then alphabetize the rest. For example, on Google's search results page, when HTML attributes were alphabetized, a 1.5% reduction in the size of the gzipped output resulted.
  • Use consistent casing, i.e. use lowercase wherever possible.
  • Use consistent quoting for HTML tag attributes, i.e. always single quote, always double quote, or no quoting at all where possible.
Can anyone confirm the validity of these suggestions?

I saw that w3 used to have something similar in their Mobile Web Application Best Practices (see section, but that it was edited out in the newer revision.