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How to complete the challenge GET /todos/id 404.

How to receive a 404 status code response by trying to GET a todo item by id for a non-existent todo item.

GET /todos/id (404)

Issue a GET request on the /todos/{id} end point for a todo that does not exist

  • This will show you a 404 status code in the API response
  • 404 status code means Not Found
  • The {id} means, replace this with the id of a non-existant todo item

Basic Instructions

  • Issue a GET request to end point "/todos/{id}"
    • http://apichallenges.eviltester.com/todos/{id}
  • The request should have an X-CHALLENGER header
  • The response status code should be 404 because {id} does not exist
  • an error message should be shown in the response body

Example Request

> GET /todos/20 HTTP/1.1
> Host: apichallenges.eviltester.com
> User-Agent: rest-client
> X-CHALLENGER: x-challenger-guid
> Accept: */*

Example Response

< HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
< Connection: close
< Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 13:53:54 GMT
< Content-Type: application/json
< X-Challenger: x-challenger-guid
< Server: Jetty(9.4.z-SNAPSHOT)
< Via: 1.1 vegur

Example Response Body

  "errorMessages": [
    "Could not find an instance with todos/20"

Overview Video

Watch on YouTube: "Solution to Get Missing Todo 404"

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