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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 36231] - getCause() null for ServletException
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2005 19:11:43 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From markt@apache.org  2005-08-18 21:11 -------
This is not a bug - there is no violation of the Servlet spec here. It is an
enhancement request.

To reiterate a point the seems to have been missed, only the servlet spec team
can change the interface or implementation of ServletException.

We could, as suggested, change the Tomcat code to call initCause(). There are 72
or so calls that would need to be added. However, this would break application
portability.

The whole point of having a specification is portability. If we break it for
this, why not for something else? If we do it for this, why shouldn't another
vendor do it for something else. Such a change would be the beginning of a very
nasty slippery slope.

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