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encoding/xml: cannot get array, only get the first element #22657

anotherGoogleFan opened this issue Nov 10, 2017 · 1 comment

encoding/xml: cannot get array, only get the first element #22657

anotherGoogleFan opened this issue Nov 10, 2017 · 1 comment


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@anotherGoogleFan anotherGoogleFan commented Nov 10, 2017

Please answer these questions before submitting your issue. Thanks!

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

go version go1.9.2 windows/amd64

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?


What operating system and processor architecture are you using (go env)?

set GOARCH=amd64
set GOBIN=
set GOEXE=.exe
set GOHOSTARCH=amd64
set GOHOSTOS=windows
set GOOS=windows
set GOPATH=E:\GoProject
set GOROOT=C:\Go
set GOTOOLDIR=C:\Go\pkg\tool\windows_amd64
set GCCGO=gccgo
set CC=gcc
set GOGCCFLAGS=-m64 -mthreads -fmessage-length=0
set CXX=g++
set CGO_CFLAGS=-g -O2
set CGO_FFLAGS=-g -O2
set CGO_LDFLAGS=-g -O2
set PKG_CONFIG=pkg-config

What did you do?

package main

import (

type server struct {
	ServerName string `xml:"serverName"`
	ServerIP   string `xml:"serverIP"`

func main() {
	data := []byte(`
	var v []server
	err := xml.Unmarshal(data, &v)
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Printf("error: %v", err)


What did you expect to see?

[{Shanghai_VPN} {Beijing_VPN}]

What did you see instead?



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@mvdan mvdan commented Nov 10, 2017

See the Unmarshal docs:

UnmarshalXML decodes a single XML element beginning with the given start element.

You may decode multiple top-level elements by calling decode multiple times, as seen in

Otherwise, instead of using <elem></elem><elem></elem>, you could use <elems><elem></elem><elem></elem></elems> to have a single top-level element.

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