Handler always sees http.Request.Method as GET [SOLVED]

I have a handler that does one thing if its a post and another if its a get but for some reason it is always a GET. I’ve made my own clients and ran them concurrently and I’ve also started the server and issued curl still no matter what I do inside the handler its a GET.

Am I thinking of handlers incorrectly could It have to do something with the default serve mux
I dont want to use 3rd party muxers I just want standard library to work… I took out some code so I wont get fired or something thank you for your time and help it is very appreciated

import (

func testHandler(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
	switch method := r.Method; method{
		case "GET":
			var accountName = path.Base(r.URL.String())
			var response interface{}
			if accountName == "false" {
				response = failure{
					ErrorCode:    "418",
					ErrorMessage: "I'm a teapot",
			excludeResponseJson, err := json.MarshalIndent(response,"","  ")
			if err != nil {
				fmt.Fprintf(w, "Error: %s", err)
			w.Header().Set("Content-Type", "application/json")
		case "POST":	
			log.Fatal("why doesnt this work as a post ")

func server() {
	http.HandleFunc("/test/", testHandler)
	http.ListenAndServe(":3000", nil)

func main() {
	// client()

func client() {
	client := &http.Client{}
	req := ask("GET", "test/accountName")
	clientDo(client,req, "consent success ")
	req = ask("GET", "test/false")
	clientDo(client,req, "consent failure ")

func clientDo(client *http.Client, req *http.Request , responseType string) {
	resp, err := client.Do(req)
	body, err := ioutil.ReadAll(resp.Body)
	fmt.Println( responseType + "Response: \n", string(body))

func ask(method string, path string) *http.Request {
	req, _ := http.NewRequest(method, "http://localhost:3000/" + path, nil)
	req.Header.Set("Content-Type", "application/json")
	return req 

func errorHandler(err error) {
	if err != nil {

// general error object
type failure struct {
	ErrorCode    string `json:"errorCode"`
	ErrorMessage string `json:"errorMessage"`

Can you please show the precise curl command you use.

I needed to pass in an io.Reader into the making of a post request why is that ?

POST posts a body to the server. The body of that request comes from an io.Reader

Can you try this curl command - the server should detect the POST method then:

curl -d abcd http://localhost:3000/test/

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