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net/http/httptest: clarify that Server.Client is only good for Server.URL #30774

bradfitz opened this issue Mar 12, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Mar 12, 2019

The docs don't make it clear that the http.Client returned by httptest.Server.Client is only good for hitting httptest.Server.URL.

That is, the http.Client's Transport doesn't redirect all dials of any hostname to the test server. (Maybe it should? Would that break existing users?)

/cc @Capstan

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commented Mar 12, 2019

If a test is testing that a client configures the right host and port, it'd be nice if there were a recipe for how to use httptest.Server with that, ideally without much or heavyweight (e.g., cert generation on the fly) boilerplate.

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