418 - I'm a teapot

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    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

    cazphoto.co.uk, aaron.powell, and 105 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. jens_hausherr 40 months ago | reply

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

    2. squiggleslash 40 months ago | reply

      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

    3. KathyReid 40 months ago | reply

      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.

    4. Phill Sparks 40 months ago | reply

      see 's reply; this error is given when trying to brew coffee in a tea pot.

    5. KathyReid 40 months ago | reply

      Ah. Now it makes sense :-)

    6. xfyndr 40 months ago | reply

      Nice to see our cat Daisy featured...wonder where you pinched it from ?

    7. xfyndr 40 months ago | reply

      ...she's the one unwrapping her Xmas presents early

    8. j l t 40 months ago | reply

      my favorite error

    9. greyaenigma 40 months ago | reply

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

    10. GirlieMac 40 months ago | reply

      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 :-)

    11. Desitins Child 40 months ago | reply

      I want to fave your brain. This whole series is genius.

    12. SimonWhitaker 40 months ago | reply

      If ever a single image encapsulated the whole internet... ;-)

    13. jsa005 39 months ago | reply

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

    14. maxcelcat 28 months ago | reply

      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.

    15. MichaelFindlay 27 months ago | reply

      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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