2016-08-16 18:27
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用Go解码gZip json

As a Go newbie it's difficult for me to pinpoint the problem area, but hopefully giving you some facts will help.

I'm playing with an API which returns its Content-Encoding as gzip. I have written the following to encode my response struct:

reader, err = gzip.NewReader(resp.Body)
defer reader.Close()

// print to standard out
//_, err = io.Copy(os.Stdout, reader)
//if err != nil {
//  log.Fatal(err)

// Decode the response into our tescoResponse struct
var response TescoResponse
err := json.NewDecoder(reader).Decode(&response)

I've removed the error handling for brevity, but the point of interest is that if I uncomment the print to stdout, I get the expected result. However, the decode doesn't give me what I expect. Any pointers? Is it that the struct has to map exactly to the response??

Here's the full example:

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  • drzk21632 2016-08-18 19:27

    From the documenation:

    DisableCompression, if true, prevents the Transport from requesting compression with an "Accept-Encoding: gzip" request header when the Request contains no existing Accept-Encoding value. If the Transport requests gzip on its own and gets a gzipped response, it's transparently decoded in the Response.Body. However, if the user explicitly requested gzip it is not automatically uncompressed.

    Proposed solution:

    type gzreadCloser struct {
    func (gz gzreadCloser) Close() error {
        return gz.Closer.Close()

    // then in your http call ....

        if resp.Header.Get("Content-Encoding") == "gzip" {
            zr, err := gzip.NewReader(resp.Body)
            if err != nil {
                return nil, err
            resp.Body = gzreadCloser{zr, resp.Body}
    // then you will be able to decode the json transparently
    if err := json.NewDecoder(resp.Body).Decode(&response); err != nil {

    Adapted solution from your code:

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  • dsk920417 2016-08-18 14:28

    As @icza mentioned in the comments, decoding isn't required because the gzip reader automatically decodes when you read using it. Perhaps try:

    ubs := make([]byte, len) // check Content-Length header to set len
    n, err := reader.Read(ubs)
    err := json.Unmarshal(ubs, &response)
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