Some sections of my website involve displaying a list of photo thumbnails. The source code to that is similar to the following when condensed:
<div> <a href="1">1</a> <a href="2">2</a> <a href="2">3</a> </div>
I also use stylesheets to format the anchor text so they are boxes with actual pictures in them that people can click on. At this moment, I think google is happy.
What I want to do is convert the above code to this:
<div><a href="1">1</a><a href="2">2</a><a href="2">3</a></div>
My question then is, if I convert my code and remove the spaces between each anchor tag, would googlebot be confused and believe the text is actually 123 all together when I'm trying to tell it I want the three links together with some spacing via CSS?
I want to shed off some more bytes off my code but at the same time, not confused search engines.