Meet the HTTP Response Status Cats at
This is inspired by the awesome http.cat site.
For each HTTP response status code (like
404 Not Found), a cute cat picture generated with Midjourney v4 appears.
- TL;DR - Go to httpcat.us!
How the cats can help
XYZ is the HTTP response status code you want to know about. The most important question you have might be:
…but what about HTTP 418?
If we have worked together: you know I implemented HTTP 418. It was one of the very first cats and it’s super cute: httpcat.us/418.
A few examples:
Behind the Scenes
I bundled the results into a Flask app, and deployed it with Google Cloud Run. Explore the implementation.
Crafting the prormpts was a bit of an exercise in constrained writing for me and my partner. I would like to tackle SMTP’s enhanced status codes, in theory. However, this sentiment from RFC 3463 seems a warning sign:
SMTP suffers some scars from history, most notably the unfortunate damage to the reply code extension mechanism by uncontrolled use.
I will post here if I am not daunted by the effort.