Does anyone know of any tools that can be run against web server to determine how compliant the server is with the various HTTP specs?
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The closest thing to a simple HTTP conformance test I could find with a few minutes of Googling is HTTP Lint, which does some basic tests on the HTTP headers returned by a web server. However, the scope of its tests is rather limited; the C source code is available, so you can see for yourself just what it's checking.
There are also several HTTP testing frameworks, such as HTTP Test Tool, which let you write your own tests. These could presumably be used to implement a basic HTTP compliance test suite, but I didn't manage to find any such pre-existing suite.