SAX2: Should SAXException extend IOException?
stefan.haustein at trantor.de
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?
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