SAX2: Exceptions

David Brownell david-b at
Tue Dec 21 17:17:20 GMT 1999

David Megginson wrote:
> 1. SAXException extends IOException.

Not my preferred model ... it _isn't_ an I/O exception, and the
recovery mechanisms applicable to I/O problems won't typically
apply, or even act reasonably given a data format error (which
is what a SAXException basically indicates).

What's the rationale behind this proposal?

- Dave

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