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net/http: Document Content-Length behavior for servers #23450

jsha opened this issue Jan 15, 2018 · 2 comments

net/http: Document Content-Length behavior for servers #23450

jsha opened this issue Jan 15, 2018 · 2 comments


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@jsha jsha commented Jan 15, 2018

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

Go 1.9

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?


For a Go HTTP server, we noticed that sometimes it was setting the Content-Length header on responses, and sometimes it was not. The user code for the HTTP server didn't set Content-Length anywhere, so it must be the stdlib code. After some digging in the stdlib code, we found that Content-Length will be automatically set on small response bodies only. It would be good to document this in the net/http godocs.

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@mvdan mvdan commented Jan 15, 2018

@titanous titanous added this to the Go1.11 milestone Jan 16, 2018
@titanous titanous added the NeedsFix label Jan 16, 2018
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@gopherbot gopherbot commented May 29, 2018

Change mentions this issue: net/http: document Server's implicit Content-Length response header

@gopherbot gopherbot closed this in a4330ed May 29, 2018
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