Returning exceptions in XML-based messaging

Robb Shecter shecter at
Tue Aug 3 14:22:26 BST 1999


Has anyone else been looking into ways of doing this, or taxonomy of
what's possible?

This is the last remaining puzzle-piece of an XML-based bus service
I'm building.  Clients and servers exchange xml instances with each
other, and interact with the bus in a very OO style.

I'd like to keep an OO style of programming, and support exceptions
thrown by servers for reasons specific to applications.  So, I'm
looking at ways of sending this out-of-band information that an error
has occurred.  I want to keep the programming style natural for client
and server developers, use XML, and not force exceptions thrown by
client proxies to be overly general.

Sorry if this description is too abstract - I thought I'd keep my post
short the first time around.  :)


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