Re: SAX2: Should SAXException extend IOException?
On Sun, 2 Jan 2000, David Brownell wrote: > > -- you get a ZipException, presumably, because of an error > > in the format of the zip file you're reading from; > > Curious example. java.util.zip.DataFormatException is what I'd > expect to get when faced with bad ZIP data. (Recalling some of > the chaos involved in seeing JDK 1.1 get ZIP/JAR support, it's > no surprise that its exception architecture seems pretty odd.) > > That's not an IOException. I don't think it is all that cut and dry. Let's say that you are reading information from a TCP/IP pipe. And that, according to the protocol, the next token arriving should be an X. Now suppose that a Y arrives instead. Is this an IOException? Suppose instead that the file system directory says that file FILE is N bytes long. Also suppose, that the file system uses the token X to mark the end of a file. Now, let's say that while reading FILE from the hard drive, token Y was found at position N instead of X. Is this an IOException? I guess I'm trying to say that a data format exception in one context could easily be seen as an I/O exception in another context. Clark xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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