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HTTP Status Codes


HTTP status codes as nicknames.


Net::HTTP::Status::OK  #=> 200
Net::HTTP::Status::NOT_FOUND  #=> 404

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Install quickstart


gem install sixarm_ruby_http_status_codes


gem "sixarm_ruby_http_status_codes", "~>1.1.0"


require "sixarm_ruby_http_status_codes"

Install with security (optional)

To enable high security for all our gems:

gem cert --add sixarm.pem
gem sources --add

To install with high security:

gem install sixarm_ruby_http_status_codes --test --trust-policy HighSecurity


Why use these instead of just using a number? Because we prefer using nicknames that are easy.

Why use these instead of the codes that already exist in other libraries, like Ruby Net::HTTP, Rack Utils, and Rails ActionPack? Because we want WebDAV codes (e.g. 403 means a resource is locked) and informal convention codes (e.g. 599 means a network connect timeout).

See Also

To see similar codes:

  • Ruby Net HTTP library
  • Rack Utils
  • Rails ActionPack


  • 2012-03-24 1.1.0 Upgrade for Ruby 1.9.3, minitest/spec, and improved docs.
  • 2011-10-22 1.0.3 Add IETF draft-nottingham-http-new-status-02
  • 2011-10-06 1.0.2 Publish


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  • Apache License
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  • GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPL 2)
  • GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
  • MIT License
  • Perl Artistic License
  • Ruby License

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