IBM's xml4j 2.x and VisualCafe

andyclar at andyclar at
Mon Jun 7 19:56:16 BST 1999

Version 2.0.x of the IBM XML4J parser uses exceptions to denote
the end of an input stream (external and internal entities). These
exceptions are handled internally and do not affect the running of
applications using the parser. However, VisualCafe, by default,
catches exceptions of type ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException when
running in debug mode.

You need to turn off this automatic feature in VisualCafe in order
to run an application using XML4J 2.0.x in debug mode. This option
is found under Project | Options. Select the "Debugging" tab and
change the category to "Exceptions". Now you'll see a list of
exceptions that cause the debugger to automatically halt execution.
Deselect java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException and select "Ok".

Andy Clark * IBM, JTC - Silicon Valley * andyclar at

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