SAX2: Should SAXException extend IOException?

Hill, Les lhill at
Thu Dec 23 17:57:27 GMT 1999

Stefan Haustein writes:
> What about SAXException extends RuntimeException, wouldn't that also
> solve the problem?

Perhaps too well :)  You aren't required to catch any RuntimeExceptions
allowing the inexperienced programmer to blame XML for crashing their
wonderfully crafted UI.


Les Hill
Senior Architect

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