Certain URLs ending with xml.gz on my website are returning this error: “406 - Client browser does not accept the MIME type of the requested page.”
If I visit the URLs without going through Cloudflare by using a hosts.ini file modification, then I don’t get the error.
I have triple checked that the files are on the server (Windows + IIS). It’s just that Cloudflare isn’t delivering them correctly for me (and anyone else who visits the URLs). These are gzipped site maps, so it’s important to me that Google can fetch them; right now, it cannot.
This error is new, by the way. I never had it before. I’ve made no changes to the files or to the servers. Did something change at Cloudflare?
An example page is https://www.gaebler.com/sitemap-us-vc-firms.xml.gz
Thanks if anybody can help.