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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: Hello? Anybody?
Date Sat, 04 Nov 2000 22:32:43 GMT

Ethan Wallwork wrote:

> [snip]
> RequestDispatcher calls ServletWrapper.service(), which in turn calls it's
> superclasses (Handler) service() method.  Neither of these methods declare they
> throw ServletException or IOException, so there is no chance that these
> exceptions are going to get propagated back to the RequestDispatcher (barring
> sneaky handoffs).

Yep ... this is a real problem, and a spec compliance bug at that.  I'm committing
a patch that fixes it, but it may have unintended consequences because
ServletWrapper.service() can now throw exceptions in certain cases that might not
be handled gracefully.

> --
> Ethan

Craig McClanahan

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