Validating : error code vs. Exception ?

David Megginson david at
Tue Jul 28 21:01:41 BST 1998

Patrice Bonhomme writes:

 > I am (always !) developing an XML Validating Parser in Java. I'm developing 
 > the Error management during the process of validation. I am a little unsure of 
 > the use of either returning an error code or throwing an Exception ?

SAX leave the choice up the the application (user): the parser simply
makes a callback to an error handler, and the error handler throws an
exception if it wants to.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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