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net/http: can remove function 'cleanHost'? #25754

Luanana opened this issue Jun 6, 2018 · 2 comments


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commented Jun 6, 2018

func cleanHost(in string) string {

I want to make a tool to test http host inject, but the host header content can't have space or /.


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commented Jun 6, 2018

We cannot make changes like that because it will break existing code for everybody. If you want to suggest something new, it typically needs to go through the proposal process. See

You can however, create a low-level net.Listener object and manually go through http headers if you need access to raw data.


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commented Jun 7, 2018

As @agnivade notes, an API change should go through the proposal process. I'm not sure there's anything more to be done about this issue, but please let me know if I've missed something.

@bcmills bcmills closed this Jun 7, 2018

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