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It is time to get extensive experience on how HTTP/1.1 compliant software and applications perform on the Internet at large. W3C would like to promote the deployment of HTTP/1.1 by providing this HTTP/1.1 Implementor's forum.
A list of HTTP/1.0 applications that choke or in any way behave in a funny manner when talking to an HTTP/1.1 application.
|Common Lisp HTTP/1.1 Server
|Source is available. Direct snapshot of the source tree is available from the CVS repository.
|Snapshots of the current development version (direct from our CVS repository) are available, if anyone wishes to download a copy.
|See test page for a variety of examples including Digest authentication. There is a page for testing conditional requests depending on last modified date or ETag. A CGI script allows you to update the last-modified-date and change the ETag of this page.
|Mack Phelps for origin server issues.
|For the origin, use the URL /testcases/ to access the server; / will be redirected to www.software.ibm.com.
|The clockless server does not send Date headers, but does provide enough
for caches to operate correctly.
The Digest Authentication server has some tests for RFC-2069.
|Proxy disabled for now, ask if you need to do some testing
|Richard Gray for proxy server issues.
|Uses 1.1 on the origin server side, 1.0 on the user agent side.
Please do not use the proxy to access sites that contain material that could be considered offensive.
|Microsoft Internet Explorer 4
|Uses 1.1 for direct requests, 1.0 through proxies
|A C++ framework for building Web clients
|Written in Java
|The Libwww Mini Robot
|Henrik Frystyk Nielsen
|A 1.1 web crawling client created using libwww.
Because testing through 1.0 proxies with 1.1 user agents and servers, we are also listing some public proxy servers; our special thanks for thier making them available.
|This server forwards the status line from the response directly, rather than regenerating it as a 1.0 response.
The Measurement Factory has a comprehensive list of HTTP/1.1 tests related to intermediaries in their product CoAdvisor.
NOTE, as the HTTP WG is officially closed, this item is irrelevant The IETF HTTP Working Group is coordinating once a week events on which various implementations are made available by members of the group. For information, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The data used for recent W3C testing of HTTP performance, with links to the results of those investigations, is available for your testing.
W3C libwww and Jigsaw are free to try out - they both have HTTP/1.1 implementations.