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From "Michael Landon - IBN" <>
Subject Re: rpcClient.execute returns a XMLRpcException
Date Fri, 10 Jun 2005 14:44:37 GMT
Based on my experience w/ version 1.1, I believe Henry is correct in 
expecting the fault to be thrown as an Exception.  I quickly dug into the 
1.1 source and found this block of code following the processing of execute:

if (fault)
    // this is an XML-RPC-level problem, i.e. the server reported an error.
    // throw an XmlRpcException.

    XmlRpcException exception = null;
        Hashtable f = (Hashtable) result;
        String faultString = (String) f.get ("faultString");
        int faultCode = Integer.parseInt (
                f.get ("faultCode").toString ());
        exception = new XmlRpcException (faultCode,
                faultString.trim ());
    catch (Exception x)
        throw new XmlRpcException (0, "Server returned an invalid fault 
    throw exception;


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henry Story" <>
To: <>
Cc: "Donald Albertson" <>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2005 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: rpcClient.execute returns a XMLRpcException

MMhhh? I don't have any trouble with execute returning an exception.
It just seems that it would
be more correct to throw it, so that I can catch the exception. That
is the whole point of
exception handling, no?

try {
      Object resObj = rpcClient.execute(new XmlRpcRequest
("metaWeblog.newMediaObject", params));
      Hashtable res = (Hashtable)resObj;
  } catch (XmlRpcException e) {
      //[1] do something here
  } catch (IOException e) {
     throw new TransferFilesException("IO problem trying to
communicate with server", e);
  } catch (ClassCastException e) {

Ie: In the above code it would seem more natural for the
XmlRpcException to be cought at
[1] than at [2], or to have a large switch statement inside the
initial try { } code.

What I am saying I just found is that resObject was a
XmlRpcException. Are you saying that
is right?


On 10 Jun 2005, at 15:55, Donald Albertson wrote:
> The server that my client accesses with execute() can return several
> valid results.  It is up to me to parse them and see if they are
> valid.
> If the server returns an exception, I have to respond to it.
> So I'd say that the behavior is correct and the response you are
> getting has the information that you need to respond accordingly.
> Progress can not occur without the will to change that with which you
> are currently comfortable.

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