Getting a "Failed to load resource: net::ERR_CONTENT_DECODING_FAILED" on CDN assets

Posted September 4, 2019 3.2k views

Loading a static website I get a

Failed to load resource: net::ERRCONTENTDECODING_FAILED

on the first load (and sometime at other time). When I refresh it’s all good.

I use Nginx, does that need to be setup for CDN? Do I need to load my CDN assets differently, this is how I use it on my site:

<link rel=“stylesheet” href=“”>

The website in question is

It loads ok sometime in chrome. In firefox when there is no cache the site doesn’t load on the first page load, then refresh show the site normally again.

Loading the assets locally instead of the CDN works, but I would like to resolve why I can’t use the CDN properly.

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Hey there @ponnuki,

This is certainly an interesting issue. For us to investigate this further, it’d be great if you could reach out to our support team with as much information regarding this issue as possible. Some useful information for the team to investigate this would be the full request & response headers for a failed request or a full HAR of the request.

You can get in touch with the team at

Hope that helps!
- Matt.