Okay, this will be quick.
Yesterday I was able to come up with a really crude yet functional HTTP 1.0 client. This is already available in the subversion repository, and ready for more unit tests to make sure that we can cover more cases before shipping. Help would be definitely appreciated in terms of writing unit tests and refactoring/improving the URI parser and the client implementation.
More information to come in the next few days as I continue developing the HTTP implementation.
So if you have time to spare and brain cycles to donate, we'd definitely appreciate the help!