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From Ortwin Glück (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (XMLCOMMONS-87) XMLStreamException not calling "super(th)" in constructors
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:48:39 GMT

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Ortwin Glück commented on XMLCOMMONS-87:
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Even the XMLStreamException from JDK-1.6 does that nowadays. I wonder why we are stuck with
this ancient copy in xml-apis.jar which has lower quality than the JDK.

> XMLStreamException not calling "super(th)" in constructors
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: XMLCOMMONS-87
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XMLCOMMONS-87
>             Project: XML Commons
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: XML Commons External (StAX)
>    Affects Versions: XML Commons External 1.4.01
>            Reporter: Ortwin Glück
>
> The XMLStreamException in spec stax-api 1.2 is not calling the super(th) or super(msg,
th) for the constructors that take a throwable. There are two problems this causes:
> 1) The "cause" is never set so the exception.getCause() always returns null and potentially
important information in the cause is discarded.
> 2) For the super(th) one, no message is set at all. Thus, all information that could
be useful is lost unless I specifically cast the exception to an XMLStreamException and call
the getNestedException(). Any generic exception handling mechanism would not be able to provide
a useful error message.
> see also GERONIMO-6509, apparently the fix has never been upstreamed.



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