SAX2: Should SAXException extend IOException?
david at megginson.com
Thu Dec 23 17:10:49 GMT 1999
Stefan Haustein writes:
> > 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?
I don't think that it's fair to cast an XML parsing error as a
RuntimeException -- it's a common enough problem, and application
writers need to know to catch it.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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