httpstatuses.com is an easy to reference database of HTTP Status Codes with their definitions and helpful code references.
Previously the project was known as httpstatus.es but as per this GitHub issue we have migrated to httpstatuses.com for SEO reasons. The httpstatus.es domain will remain available long term but use of httpstatuses.com is preferred, everything 301's to https://httpstatuses.com.
Each status code lives in a Markdown file at contents/codes, the easiest way to submit changes is via the GitHub editor. When contributing changes to the status codes please be mindful of the following:
- Soft line length of 80 for Markdown
- Markdown links should be used as references instead of inline
- If an RFC or external document is referenced, make the reference a link
- Source information on a status code from the most recent standards available (Status Code standards directory is available on iana.org)
- The opening paragraph of a status code should describe the meaning, following paragraphs can describe implementation
- Don't edit the meaning of descriptions, but formatting and structural changes are a-okay
- Don't double-space after a period, and remove any examples of it
- If the description references a section in the current RFC, always add the RFC identifier. For example "Section 6.6" should become "RFC1234 Section 6.6"