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net/http: invalid method "" #13311

nathan-osman opened this issue Nov 18, 2015 · 3 comments


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commented Nov 18, 2015

The documentation for http.Request clearly states:

"For client requests an empty string means GET."

However, when I attempt to make an HTTP request (using http.DefaultClient.Do()) with Method set to an empty string, I wind up with the following error:

net/http: invalid method ""


$ go version
go version devel +6bf794a Wed Nov 18 19:00:45 2015 +0000 linux/amd64

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commented Nov 18, 2015

Seems like this bug was introduced in this commit: a734a85.

@bradfitz bradfitz self-assigned this Nov 18, 2015

@bradfitz bradfitz added this to the Go1.6 milestone Nov 18, 2015


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commented Nov 18, 2015

CL mentions this issue.

@bradfitz bradfitz closed this in e4a1acc Nov 19, 2015

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