I wouldn’t say that is insane as there might be some use cases or automation setup where it might be easier to just use cypress instead of spinning up a different framework for api testing. However, what you mention aligns with my post if you read through it till the end as I do not encourage using Cypress for API testing – please have another look and happy to discuss any items you disagree on 🙂

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