oh. my. god. https://github.com/joho/7XX-rfc
This is, hands down, the geekiest piece of humor I have ever seen. HT to @dmuth who now owes me a cup of coffee to replace the one I blew out my nose onto my keyboard.
If you, my dear reader, care to do the ‘what the hell?’ deep dive:
- What’s an HTTP header?
(it’s the glue that makes all the interwebs parts work together)
- What are the actual HTTP response codes?
(200 good, 404 bad, 759 – Unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM !)
- What’s an RFC?
(request for comments, i.e. “hey, uh, fellows, maybe we should do it this way…”)
- The HyperText Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0)
(ie, prior art in RFC humor. Please notice the honest-to-gawd IETF.org URL on that one kids. Yes, the IETF like kinda determines how the intertubes work, and they have absolutely THE ugliest website.)
- An obscure HTTP response code joke
(you do know to read the “alt-texts” on XKCD cartoons, right?)