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Error 418 'teapot' preserved for posterity

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#1 Chachazz


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:41 PM

'Error 418: I'm a teapot' scores 'reserved' status in IANA Status Code Registry

From what feels like the Internet Dark Ages of the 1990s, was the Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol, a joking anticipation of the Internet of Things, which gave the world HTTP Error 418:


Story at the Register  https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/14/error_418_im_a_teapot_preserved/


That wonderful April Fools Error 418 - https://www.google.com/teapot

(click the teapot)


The April 1st, 1998, Internet Working Groups spec on 

"Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0)"