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From "Daniel Kulp (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (GERONIMO-6509) XMLStreamException not calling "super(th)" in constructors
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:07:37 GMT

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Daniel Kulp commented on GERONIMO-6509:
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FactoryConfigurationError  has the same problem


> XMLStreamException not calling "super(th)" in constructors
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GERONIMO-6509
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-6509
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: specs
>            Reporter: Daniel Kulp
>
> 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.



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