Html – Stylesheet not loaded because of MIME-type

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I'm working on a website that uses gulp to compile and browser sync to keep the browser synchronised with my changes.

The gulp task compiles everything properly, but on the website, I'm unable to see any style, and the console shows this error message:

Refused to apply style from
'http://localhost:3000/assets/styles/custom-style.css' because its
MIME type ('text/html') is not a supported stylesheet MIME type, and
strict MIME checking is enabled.

Now, I don't really understand why this happens.

The HTML includes the file like this (which I am pretty sure is correct):

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="assets/styles/custom-style.css"/>

And the stylesheet is a merge between Bootstrap & font-awesome styles for now (nothing custom yet).

The path is correct as well, as this is the folder structure:

index.html
assets
|-styles
  |-custom-style.css

But I keep getting the error.

What could it be? Is this something (maybe a setting?) for gulp/browsersync maybe?

Best Solution

For Node.js applications, check your configuration:

app.use(express.static(__dirname + '/public'));

Notice that /public does not have a forward slash at the end, so you will need to include it in your href option of your HTML:

href="/css/style.css">

If you did include a forward slash (/public/) then you can just do href="css/style.css".