Recently became aware of this module for stripping whitespace and optimizing html/css/js automatically: http://www.jitify.com/doc/jitify-nginx/
I tried it myself and it's very easy to integrate into nginx. Just one extra ./configure option to point to the jitify dir. So far I haven't noticed any issues; there doesn't appear to be any downside to using this module. It's completely transparent to web applications (e.g. wordpress) because the minification is done by the server just before outputting to the client.
So I'm writing this as a feature request, whether it would be possible to include a USE flag for including jitify support in nginx in Gentoo. Obviously as an optional module, not enabled by default.
From my experience though, there is a build issue with the latest version of jitify; 0.9.4 simply doesn't compile. However, 0.9.3 works perfectly, which I retrieved at http://www.jitify.com/download/jitify-core-0.9.3.tar.bz2
Sounds cool. I'll try it out and possibly create an ebuild.
Was meaning to take a second look at this module, but it doesn't seem to have been upgraded for 2 years. Do we want to add additional modules that aren't maintained?
sorry, but we're not going to add dead modules.