SAX: 1998-04-18 pre-release

James Clark jjc at
Sun Apr 19 09:19:25 BST 1998

Making the read methods on ByteStream and CharacterStream throw
SAXException seems wrong to me.  In a Java environment I need to be able
to throw an IOException.  So they should be declared as throwing either
Exception or IOException.  The approach in InputStreamAdapter of just
passing through the message from IOExceptions is not acceptable.  An
application may need to deal with different classes of IOExceptions
differently, so it needs to be possible to propagate the IOException up
to Parser.parse.


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