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From Ryan Hoegg <rho...@isisnetworks.net>
Subject Re: [codec] base64Codec.decode and DecoderException
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 02:41:11 GMT
Hi,

I'd guess not.  In Codec 1.1 the (checked) DecoderException was thrown.  
XML-RPC 2.0 alpha (HEAD) depends on version 1.1 of codec with no known 
issues.

I'd be surprised if we updated to 1.2 this summer.  Our stable branch 
(1.2) has no current or planned dependency on codec because we had our 
own Base64 implementation.  I probably already mentioned that we only 
need Base64, so we might end up deciding against having a codec 
dependency.  Not long ago the Maven team encountered the same situation 
and they decided to copy the Base64 source rather than to depend on 
codec.  I'd prefer not to follow suit for a lot of the same reasons we 
decided to create a shared Base64 implementation in the first place 
(early 2002 in the sandbox).  For various reasons xmlrpc doesn't move 
very quickly, especially by jakarta standards.  So for the time being, 
we'll probably stick with codec 1.1.

Cheers,
--
Ryan Hoegg
ISIS Networks
http://www.isisnetworks.net/

Gary Gregory wrote:

>Has this been resolved within "build_ws-xmlrpc_ws-xmlrpc"?
>
>I do not see the compile error mentioned in the message below in the
>page:
>
>  
>
>http://brutus.apache.org:8080/gump/ws-xmlrpc/ws-xmlrpc/gump_work/build_w
>s-
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>>xmlrpc_ws-xmlrpc.html
>>    
>>
>
>Thank you,
>Gary 
>
>  
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Adam R. B. Jack [mailto:ajack@trysybase.com]
>>Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 09:44
>>To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
>>Subject: [codec] base64Codec.decode and DecoderException
>>
>>Folks,
>>
>>An interested compatibility issue has surfaced from this:
>>
>>
>>    
>>
>http://brutus.apache.org:8080/gump/ws-xmlrpc/ws-xmlrpc/gump_work/build_w
>s-
>  
>
>>xmlrpc_ws-xmlrpc.html
>>
>>/usr/local/gump/public/workspace/ws-
>>xmlrpc/src/java/org/apache/xmlrpc/Defaul
>>tTypeFactory.java:133: exception
>>    
>>
>org.apache.commons.codec.DecoderException
>  
>
>>is never thrown in body of corresponding try statement
>>    [javac]         catch (DecoderException e) {
>>    [javac]         ^
>>
>>This is the code:
>>
>> public Object createBase64(String cdata)
>>    {
>>        try {
>>            return base64Codec.decode(cdata.getBytes());
>>        }
>>        catch (DecoderException e) {
>>            //TODO: consider throwing an exception here?
>>            return new byte[0];
>>        }
>>    }
>>
>>Now since exceptions are not part of the signature of methods, there
>>    
>>
>is
>  
>
>>probably no runtime issue here. If the exception is not going to be
>>    
>>
>thrown
>  
>
>>that is the same as it not actually being thrown, I guess. Still,
>>    
>>
>there is
>  
>
>>a
>>compile time problem and if one removes the catch they can't compile
>>against
>>older codec (assuming that was declared to throw it).
>>
>>Can somebody provide the background information on this exception,
>>    
>>
>from
>  
>
>>this
>>method, and when (releases) it might've been available and removed? If
>>this
>>exception is never to be thrown again (and better, if it isn't thrown
>>    
>>
>in
>  
>
>>currently released code) then maybe we can just ask the ws-xmlrpc
>>    
>>
>folks to
>  
>
>>update.
>>
>>BTW: I don't think there is a way to turn off this compiler error, is
>>there?
>>Would that be appropriate, even if possible?
>>
>>regards,
>>
>>Adam
>>--
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>>http://www.sybase.com/unwiredenterprise
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>>
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