Websocket closed very quickly

I’m trying this websocket example:

package main

import (


func Echo(ws *websocket.Conn) {
	var err error

	for {
		var reply string

		if err = websocket.Message.Receive(ws, &reply); err != nil {
			fmt.Println("Can't receive")

		fmt.Println("Received back from client: " + reply)

		msg := "Received:  " + reply
		fmt.Println("Sending to client: " + msg)

		if err = websocket.Message.Send(ws, msg); err != nil {
			fmt.Println("Can't send")

func main() {
	http.Handle("/", websocket.Handler(Echo))

	if err := http.ListenAndServe(":1234", nil); err != nil {
		log.Fatal("ListenAndServe:", err)

With this client:

    <script type="text/javascript">
        var sock = null;
        var wsuri = "ws://localhost:1234";

        window.onload = function() {


            sock = new WebSocket(wsuri);

            sock.onopen = function() {
                console.log("connected to " + wsuri);

            sock.onclose = function(e) {
                console.log("connection closed (" + e.code + ")");

            sock.onmessage = function(e) {
                console.log("message received: " + e.data);

        function send() {
            var msg = document.getElementById('message').value;
    <h1>WebSocket Echo Test</h1>
            Message: <input id="message" type="text" value="Hello, world!">
    <button onclick="send();">Send Message</button>

But getting the below error:
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the log says that the connection fails.

have you checked the Echo function is called?

Not directly related but the library’s documentation suggests to use something else:

This package currently lacks some features found in alternative and more actively maintained WebSocket packages:

websocket package - github.com/gorilla/websocket - Go Packages
websocket package - nhooyr.io/websocket - Go Packages

Tried nhooyr.io/websocket with the below code:

package main

import (


func main() {
	http.Handle("/", http.HandlerFunc(func(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
		setupCORS(&w, r)
		c, err := websocket.Accept(w, r, nil)
		if err != nil {
		defer c.Close(websocket.StatusInternalError, "the sky is falling")

		ctx, cancel := context.WithTimeout(r.Context(), time.Second*10)
		defer cancel()

		var v interface{}
		err = wsjson.Read(ctx, c, &v)
		if err != nil {

		log.Printf("received: %v", v)

		c.Close(websocket.StatusNormalClosure, "")

	if err := http.ListenAndServe(":1234", nil); err != nil {
		log.Fatal("ListenAndServe:", err)

func setupCORS(w *http.ResponseWriter, req *http.Request) {
	(*w).Header().Set("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "*")
	(*w).Header().Set("Access-Control-Allow-Methods", "POST, GET, OPTIONS, PUT, DELETE")
	(*w).Header().Set("Access-Control-Allow-Headers", "Accept, Content-Type, Content-Length, Accept-Encoding, X-CSRF-Token, Authorization")

But got the same error in the browser, with the below in the console:

failed to accept WebSocket connection: request Origin "null" is not authorized for Host "localhost:1234"
2022/06/11 17:50:38 http: panic serving [::1]:55059: runtime error: invalid memory address or nil pointer dereference
goroutine 19 [running]:
        D:/Development/go/src/net/http/server.go:1825 +0xbf
panic({0xa17580, 0xc35d00})
        D:/Development/go/src/runtime/panic.go:844 +0x258
nhooyr.io/websocket.(*Conn).writeClose(0x0, 0x3f3, {0xa549a5, 0x12})
        D:/Development/gopath/pkg/mod/nhooyr.io/websocket@v1.8.7/close_notjs.go:54 +0x51
nhooyr.io/websocket.(*Conn).closeHandshake(0xc000024140?, 0xaca8b0?, {0xa549a5?, 0xc00005a0d0?})
        D:/Development/gopath/pkg/mod/nhooyr.io/websocket@v1.8.7/close_notjs.go:37 +0x7a
nhooyr.io/websocket.(*Conn).Close(0xc00005a0c0?, 0x1?, {0xa549a5?, 0xc0000880c0?})
        D:/Development/gopath/pkg/mod/nhooyr.io/websocket@v1.8.7/close_notjs.go:31 +0x1e
panic({0xa17580, 0xc35d00})
        D:/Development/go/src/runtime/panic.go:838 +0x207
nhooyr.io/websocket.(*Conn).reader(0x0, {0xacb920, 0xc00005a0c0})
        D:/Development/gopath/pkg/mod/nhooyr.io/websocket@v1.8.7/read.go:303 +0xa4
nhooyr.io/websocket/wsjson.read({0xacb920?, 0xc00005a0c0?}, 0xc0000919d0?, {0xa03340, 0xc00004c170})
        D:/Development/gopath/pkg/mod/nhooyr.io/websocket@v1.8.7/wsjson/wsjson.go:23 +0xa5
main.main.func1({0xacb7c0, 0xc000070000}, 0xc00006a000)
        D:/Deployment/websocket/main.go:28 +0x1c5
net/http.HandlerFunc.ServeHTTP(0x266ab65a648?, {0xacb7c0?, 0xc000070000?}, 0x7cd0e5?)
        D:/Development/go/src/net/http/server.go:2084 +0x2f
net/http.(*ServeMux).ServeHTTP(0x0?, {0xacb7c0, 0xc000070000}, 0xc00006a000)
        D:/Development/go/src/net/http/server.go:2462 +0x149
net/http.serverHandler.ServeHTTP({0xc000020060?}, {0xacb7c0, 0xc000070000}, 0xc00006a000)
        D:/Development/go/src/net/http/server.go:2916 +0x43b
net/http.(*conn).serve(0xc00008caa0, {0xacb958, 0xc0000c2ed0})
        D:/Development/go/src/net/http/server.go:1966 +0x5d7
created by net/http.(*Server).Serve
        D:/Development/go/src/net/http/server.go:3071 +0x4db

I tested your server code with a Firefox websocket extension and it worked fine so check the code in your client

Which one you checked, the one using "golang.org/x/net/websocket" as in the original question, or the one using "nhooyr.io/websocket"

the first one, golang.org/x/net/websocket