SAX2: Should SAXException extend IOException?

Stefan Haustein stefan.haustein at
Thu Dec 23 15:05:01 GMT 1999

> > I don't see the point in a Handler throwing an IOException to a
> > Parser in most cases.  That is what this item implies, right?  What
> > could a DocumentHandler mean by throwing an IOException during a
> > call to startElement?  The I/O has already occurred before the
> > handler gets involved.
> Well, that's really domain-specific.  It could be that a handler in an
> XML I/O library does additional I/O (such as retrieving an external
> bitmap) which, from the top-level application's point of view, is
> still part of the same I/O process.

What about SAXException extends RuntimeException, wouldn't that also
solve the problem?

Best regards


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