Package jsonrpc2 implements a JSON-RPC 2.0 ClientCodec and ServerCodec for the net/rpc package and HTTP transport for JSON-RPC 2.0.

RPC method's signature

JSON-RPC 2.0 support positional and named parameters. Which one should be used when calling server's method depends on type of that method's first parameter: if it is an Array or Slice then positional parameters should be used, if it is a Map or Struct then named parameters should be used. (Also any method can be called without parameters at all.) If first parameter will be of custom type with json.Unmarshaler interface then it depends on what is supported by that type - this way you can even implement method which can be called both with positional and named parameters.

JSON-RPC 2.0 support result of any type, so method's result (second param) can be a reference of any type supported by json.Marshal.

JSON-RPC 2.0 support error codes and optional extra error data in addition to error message. If method returns error of standard error type (i.e. just error message without error code) then error code -32000 will be used. To define custom error code (and optionally extra error data) method should return jsonrpc2.Error.

Using positional parameters of different types

If you'll have to provide method which should be called using positional parameters of different types then it's recommended to implement this using first parameter of custom type with json.Unmarshaler interface.

To call such a method you'll have to use client.Call() with []interface{} in args.

Using context to provide transport-level details with parameters

If you want to have access to transport-level details (or any other request context data) in RPC method then first parameter of that RPC method should provide WithContext interface. (If first parameter is a struct then you can just embed Ctx into your struct as shown in example.)

This way you can get access to client IP address or details of client HTTP request etc. in RPC method.

Decoding errors on client

Because of net/rpc limitations client.Call() can't return JSON-RPC 2.0 error with code, message and extra data - it'll return either one of rpc.ErrShutdown or io.ErrUnexpectedEOF errors, or encoded JSON-RPC 2.0 error, which have to be decoded using jsonrpc2.ServerError to get error's code, message and extra data.


HTTP client&server does not support Pipelined Requests/Responses.

HTTP client&server does not support GET Request.

HTTP client does not support Batch Request.

Because of net/rpc limitations RPC method MUST NOT return standard error which begins with '{' and ends with '}'.

Current implementation does a lot of sanity checks to conform to protocol spec. Making most of them optional may improve performance.


FullName2(): Remote IP is
FullName3(): Remote IP is
Err1(): "-32000 some issue"
Err2(): code=-32603 msg="bad HTTP Status: 415 Unsupported Media Type" data=<nil>
Err3(): code=42 msg="some issue" data=[one two]




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func HTTPHandler

func HTTPHandler(srv *rpc.Server) http.Handler

    HTTPHandler returns handler for HTTP requests which will execute incoming JSON-RPC 2.0 over HTTP using srv.

    If srv is nil then rpc.DefaultServer will be used.


    func HTTPRequestFromContext

    func HTTPRequestFromContext(ctx context.Context) *http.Request

      HTTPRequestFromContext returns HTTP request related to this RPC (if you use HTTPHander to serve JSON RPC 2.0 over HTTP) or nil otherwise.

      func NewClientCodec

      func NewClientCodec(conn io.ReadWriteCloser) rpc.ClientCodec

        NewClientCodec returns a new rpc.ClientCodec using JSON-RPC 2.0 on conn.

        func NewServerCodec

        func NewServerCodec(conn io.ReadWriteCloser, srv *rpc.Server) rpc.ServerCodec

          NewServerCodec returns a new rpc.ServerCodec using JSON-RPC 2.0 on conn, which will use srv to execute batch requests.

          If srv is nil then rpc.DefaultServer will be used.

          For most use cases NewServerCodec is too low-level and you should use ServeConn instead. You'll need NewServerCodec if you wanna register your own object of type named "JSONRPC2" (same as used internally to process batch requests) or you wanna use custom rpc server object instead of rpc.DefaultServer to process requests on conn.

          func NewServerCodecContext

          func NewServerCodecContext(ctx context.Context, conn io.ReadWriteCloser, srv *rpc.Server) rpc.ServerCodec

            NewServerCodecContext is NewServerCodec with given context provided within parameters for compatible RPC methods.

            func ServeConn

            func ServeConn(conn io.ReadWriteCloser)

              ServeConn runs the JSON-RPC 2.0 server on a single connection. ServeConn blocks, serving the connection until the client hangs up. The caller typically invokes ServeConn in a go statement.

              func ServeConnContext

              func ServeConnContext(ctx context.Context, conn io.ReadWriteCloser)

                ServeConnContext is ServeConn with given context provided within parameters for compatible RPC methods.

                func WrapError

                func WrapError(err error) error

                  WrapError handles any error returned by Client.Call() by wrapping Error returned by ServerError or returning non-ServerError errors as is. Wrapped Error is stringified to "<code> <message>" instead of JSON.


                  type BatchArg

                  type BatchArg struct {
                  	// contains filtered or unexported fields

                    BatchArg is a param for internal RPC JSONRPC2.Batch.

                    type Client

                    type Client struct {
                    	// contains filtered or unexported fields

                      Client represents a JSON RPC 2.0 Client. There may be multiple outstanding Calls associated with a single Client, and a Client may be used by multiple goroutines simultaneously.

                      It also provides all methods of net/rpc Client.

                      func Dial

                      func Dial(network, address string) (*Client, error)

                        Dial connects to a JSON-RPC 2.0 server at the specified network address.

                        func NewClient

                        func NewClient(conn io.ReadWriteCloser) *Client

                          NewClient returns a new Client to handle requests to the set of services at the other end of the connection.

                          func NewClientWithCodec

                          func NewClientWithCodec(codec rpc.ClientCodec) *Client

                            NewClientWithCodec returns a new Client using the given rpc.ClientCodec.

                            func NewCustomHTTPClient

                            func NewCustomHTTPClient(url string, doer Doer) *Client

                              NewCustomHTTPClient returns a new Client to handle requests to the set of services at the given url using provided doer (&http.Client{} by default).

                              Use doer to customize HTTP authorization/headers/etc. sent with each request (it method Do() will receive already configured POST request with url, all required headers and body set according to specification).

                              func NewHTTPClient

                              func NewHTTPClient(url string) *Client

                                NewHTTPClient returns a new Client to handle requests to the set of services at the given url.

                                func (Client) Notify

                                func (c Client) Notify(serviceMethod string, args interface{}) error

                                  Notify try to invoke the named function. It return error only in case it wasn't able to send request.

                                  type Ctx

                                  type Ctx struct {
                                  	// contains filtered or unexported fields

                                    Ctx can be embedded into your struct with RPC method parameters (if that method parameters type is a struct) to make it implement WithContext interface and thus have access to request context.

                                    func (*Ctx) Context

                                    func (c *Ctx) Context() context.Context

                                      Context returns ctx given to preceding SetContext call or context.Background() otherwise.

                                      func (*Ctx) SetContext

                                      func (c *Ctx) SetContext(ctx context.Context)

                                        SetContext saves ctx for succeeding Context calls.

                                        type Doer

                                        type Doer interface {
                                        	Do(req *http.Request) (resp *http.Response, err error)

                                          Doer is an interface for doing HTTP requests.

                                          type DoerFunc

                                          type DoerFunc func(req *http.Request) (resp *http.Response, err error)

                                            The DoerFunc type is an adapter to allow the use of ordinary functions as HTTP clients. If f is a function with the appropriate signature, DoerFunc(f) is a client that calls f.

                                            func (DoerFunc) Do

                                            func (f DoerFunc) Do(req *http.Request) (resp *http.Response, err error)

                                              Do calls f(req).

                                              type Error

                                              type Error struct {
                                              	Code    int         `json:"code"`
                                              	Message string      `json:"message"`
                                              	Data    interface{} `json:"data,omitempty"`

                                                Error represent JSON-RPC 2.0 "Error object".

                                                func NewError

                                                func NewError(code int, message string) *Error

                                                  NewError returns an Error with given code and message.

                                                  func ServerError

                                                  func ServerError(rpcerr error) *Error

                                                    ServerError convert errors returned by Client.Call() into Error. User should check for rpc.ErrShutdown and io.ErrUnexpectedEOF before calling ServerError.

                                                    func (*Error) Error

                                                    func (e *Error) Error() string

                                                      Error returns JSON representation of Error.

                                                      type JSONRPC2

                                                      type JSONRPC2 struct{}

                                                        JSONRPC2 is an internal RPC service used to process batch requests.

                                                        func (JSONRPC2) Batch

                                                        func (JSONRPC2) Batch(arg BatchArg, replies *[]*json.RawMessage) (err error)

                                                          Batch is an internal RPC method used to process batch requests.

                                                          type WithContext

                                                          type WithContext interface {
                                                          	Context() context.Context
                                                          	SetContext(ctx context.Context)

                                                            WithContext is an interface which should be implemented by RPC method parameters type if you need access to request context in RPC method.

                                                            Request context will be same as was provided to corresponding ServeConnContext/NewServerCodecContext or context.Background otherwise.