Fwd: Re: [jdom-interest] NoSuch*Exceptions in JDOM

Thomas M. Sasala tsasala at hifusion.com
Wed Jun 28 04:58:37 PDT 2000

	IMHO, exceptions are for exceptional processing.
Not having an attribute is not exceptional - especially for
HTML.  An image can have a width and height or not - I
don't have to start over if it doesn't......

David Williams wrote:
> What would be the proposed benefit for returning a
> null value rather than an exception?
> Exceptions can sometimes allow you more flexibility
> when handling things... for example.. if the child
> that wasn't found WAS the entire HTML document, you
> could abort the rest of the process and/or start over,
> rather than proceed with a value that is null or
> set...
> Or maybe I've misunderstood the discussion?? (I did
> enter mid-stream)
> ~Dave

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