HTTP Errors for civilisations

The other day, John Barton created a brilliant list of 700-series HTTP codes for developer errors. Here at AMEE, we spend our days looking to the future, so we reckon that at some point we’ll need another set of higher-level codes. We suggest the 800 range for civilisational errors:

  • 80x ‘Temporary’ failures (but I’d wait a while before re-requesting):
    • 801 BLACKOUT
    • 802 NUCLEAR WINTER
    • 803 GULF STREAM ERROR
    • 804 DATA CENTRE UNDERWATER
    • 805 POLITICIANS
    • 806 REJECTION OF SCIENCE; INTERNET NOT AVAILABLE
    • 807 STONE TABLET; CARRIER NOT SUPPORTED
    • 808 SYNTHESIZER NO LONGER AVAILABLE
    • 809 SKYNET; YOU ANSWER MY REQUESTS NOW
  • 81x Unused
    • 811 RAPTURE
    • 812 SECOND COMING
  • 82x Very permanent failures:
    • 821 HUMANITY DEPRECATED
    • 822 CHIMPS TAKE OVER
    • 823 VENUS SYNDROME
    • 824 MAXIPOK ZERO
    • 825 VACUUM COLLAPSE
  • 83x Success:
    • 831 SINGULARITY; SERVER ASCENDED DURING REQUEST

You can fork the list and contribute via github.

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