[jdom-interest] Re: Exception documentation

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Tue Apr 30 05:58:07 PDT 2002

At 2:20 AM -0700 4/30/02, Joseph Bowbeer wrote:
>Hallvard Trætteberg writes:
>>  the question Elliotte raises is whether the throws clause
>>  should indicate which subclass of JDOMException that
>>  is actually raised, instead of the general JDOMException

Actually that's a different suggestion and a different thread.

>Oh.  Then I like that suggestion, too.
>When Elliotte used the term "runtime exception" I thought he was referring
>to exceptions derived from RuntimeException, which are unchecked.

I was.

>We may need to think about this again in the context of the spec.  For
>example, are there some cases where we would specify a blanket
>"JDOMException" but use specific JDOMException subclasses in the reference

More likely, I think there are cases where we need to both specify 
and use a more specific subclass of JDOMException. For instance, I've 
already proposed splitting out well-formedness errors from validity 
errors. There are probably other cases where it makes sense to use 
more specific exceptions.

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