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From "Kist, Paul" <>
Subject ExceptionSelector: Exception Not Unrolling
Date Tue, 30 Nov 2004 19:51:47 GMT
Hello everyone,

I am using the ExceptionSelector to do some custom error handling based on
the different Exceptions being thrown.  It looks like the only Exceptions I
am able to do anything with are the java.lang.RuntimeException and the
org.apache.cocoon.ProcessingException.   I set up a situation where a
SourceException is being thrown and here's the error message that gets sent:

Internal Server Error
Message: Failed to execute pipeline.

Description: org.apache.cocoon.ProcessingException: Failed to execute
pipeline.: java.lang.RuntimeException:
org.apache.cocoon.ProcessingException: Exception during source resolving.:
org.apache.excalibur.source.SourceException: Resource not found. There is no
resource with the requested path:
'global/' and promotion
status: uat

Sender: org.apache.cocoon.servlet.CocoonServlet

Source: Cocoon Servlet

Request URI


Now, It looks like the heirarchy is as follows:  ProcessingException -->
RuntimeException --> ProcessingException --> SourceException

Here's my ExceptionSelector defn:

            <map:selector logger="sitemap.selector.exception"
name="exception" src="org.apache.cocoon.selection.ExceptionSelector">
class="org.apache.cocoon.ResourceNotFoundException" name="not-found"/>
                <exception class="java.lang.RuntimeException"
name="run-time" unroll="true"/>                
                <exception class="org.apache.cocoon.ProcessingException"
name="internal-error" unroll="true"/>
class="org.apache.excalibur.source.SourceException" name="source"/>

                <exception class="java.sql.SQLException" name="sql"/>
                <exception class="java.lang.Throwable" unroll="true"/>

And here's how I'm handling the errors:

					<map:select type="exception">

						<map:when test="run-time">

						<map:when test="not-found">


						<map:when test="source"


With this configuration, I get XML back from the NotifyGenerator, but it's
for the ProcessingException.  For some reason it is not unrolling to reveal
the SourceException pipeline.

If I get rid of the test for run-time or internal-error, it goes right to
the default error page, that shows the stack trace.

I haven't seen much on this on the web and newsgroups.  Am I missing


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