Internal 503 Redirect Issues?

mevans336 nginx-forum at
Sat Dec 1 07:53:39 UTC 2012

Apparently, from what I gather, if a 503 is returned the browsers
(Chrome/IE10 I've tested) don't parse css, even if they can access them.
I've verified this by typing the direct URL to the CSS file hosted on

I'm positive my code (HTML/CSS) is right.

So how does one redirect to a page hosted on Nginx acting as a reverse proxy
when the backend servers are down, while preserving CSS?

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