SAX2: Exceptions

David Brownell david-b at
Tue Dec 21 21:28:21 GMT 1999

"Mark D. Anderson" wrote:
> > 5. Have all callbacks that formerly threw SAXException throw
> >    IOException instead.  This should help to avoid a lot of exception
> >    tunneling.
> when you say "throw", do you mean a native C++ raising of an exception?
> or you mean an error handler?
> will there be both?
> which ones are continuable?

Neither Java nor C++ has "continuable" exceptions; what are you
talking about?

> there are also potential MT issues which i mentioned on a SAX2 thread
> a few weeks ago.

Perhaps you could give a pointer to the archive entry.

There should be no MT issues, beyond the fact that multithreaded C++
isn't standardized.  Any "catch" clauses clearly need to operate in
exactly the context of the thread whose stack is being unwound, and
be able to release locks owned by that thread.

- Dave

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