418 - I'm a teapot

This code was defined in 1998 as one of the traditional IETF April Fools' jokes, in RFC 2324, Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol, and is not expected to be implemented by actual HTTP servers. However, known implementations do exist.


More pics of the kitten: www.ns-nakagawa.com/blog/blog/category/27/page:2

  • Jens Hausherr 3y

    This is not an HTTP status but an HTCPCP status (see: www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2324.txt). But very cute anyway...
  • Nene 3y

    I've been linking this a few places and I keep getting asked what is going on.

    This should hopefully explain - www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2324.txt

    2.3.2 418 I'm a teapot

    Any attempt to brew coffee with a teapot should result in the error
    code "418 I'm a teapot". The resulting entity body MAY be short and
  • Kathy Reid 3y

    I don't understand why this status would be in the 400 range though. The 400 range is reserved for error codes. This should rightfully belong in the 200 status code range. ie 218 - I'm a teapot.
  • Phill Sparks 3y

    Kathy Reid see Nene's reply; this error is given when trying to brew coffee in a tea pot.
  • Kathy Reid 3y

    Ah. Now it makes sense :-)
  • xfyndr 3y

    Nice to see our cat Daisy featured...wonder where you pinched it from ?
  • xfyndr 3y

    ...she's the one unwrapping her Xmas presents early
  • j l t 3y

    my favorite error
  • Glenn Peters 3y

    I'm with Kathy, the standard should be correct so that coffee is the error, and tea is the standard response.
  • Tomomi 3y

    xfyndr, your kitty!? I found the pic on Google image search and found it the best fit for 418! Now I know the kitty's name :-)
  • Desitins Child 3y

    I want to fave your brain. This whole series is genius.
  • SimonWhitaker 3y

    If ever a single image encapsulated the whole internet... ;-)
  • jsa005 3y

    +100000000 Awesome.
    Click here for a real 418 I'm a teapot error:
  • maxcelcat 2y

    I just went and translated the page this cat picture is from. This was a little abandoned kitten someone found at about three days old, and tried to save. The little tacker survived for 37 days before succumbing suddenly... Suddenly I'm sad.
  • Michael Findlay 2y

    I got away with referencing this in my dissertation, I hope the person marking it had a few giggles over it.
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