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Serving gzip CSS through App Platform

I created a static site to serve my static files, based on the end of the following tutorial: https://docs.digitalocean.com/developer-center/deploy-a-django-app-on-app-platform/.

I then performed:

curl -I -H 'Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate' https://mysite.com

I received:

vary: Cookie, Accept-Encoding 
content-encoding: gzip

Which I assume, confirms the server is configured to serve gzip.

However, when I curl my gzip CSS file the content-type is “application/gzip”, instead of “text/css”. How can I go about fixing this? Currently, it’s not applying any styling to my site.


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Hey @dorianadams,

I believe that this is currently not configurable via the App Platform.

It looks like someone has had the same idea before and has posted it on our Product Ideas board. The best thing to do would be to head over and add your vote to it, as well as adding any additional information in the comments for exactly what you’d like to see implemented!

https://ideas.digitalocean.com/app-platform/p/adding-gzip

In the meantime, what you could do is to use a CDN like Cloudflare, that way you will have more control over how your static files are served.

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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