Holy shit what a disaster.
The file consisted of 5 lines of code, only one of which was actually necessary. The problem was that the single line was approximately 46,838 characters long. Yes, you read that right: 46,838 characters.
Let this serve as a public plea to anyone who develops web applications in any form: For the love of all that is sacred, never, ever, neglect the endline. Endline characters are my friend. They should be your friend, too. If you can’t grasp the fact that an application, especially a web browser, might have problems handling FOURTY SIX THOUSAND characters without a line break, then I have one favor to ask: find a new line of work. People like you make it more difficult for people like me to do my job. Sure, I get to play the part of hero when I show my client their “new and improved website” that loads an order of magnitude faster because I simply applied sane whitespace rules. At the end of the day, however, I would rather spend my time doing my job and not cleaning up your crap.