RFR 8009581: Xpathexception does not honor initcause()

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed Apr 24 18:17:47 UTC 2013

On 24/04/2013 14:53, Aleksej Efimov wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can I have a reviews for the following change:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~dmeetry/8009581/webrev.0/ 
> <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Edmeetry/8009581/webrev.0/>
> Summary:
> There is an erroneous behavior in 'initCause' method of 
> javax.xml.xpath.XPathException class.
> Lets look at the following situation:
> XPathException is created with 'XPathException(String )' constructor 
> and then the cause is initialized with 'initCause' method. Such 
> initialization sequence of actions isn't restricted by XPathException 
> [1] and Throwable [2] docs.
> After that a cause is retrieved by 'getCause()' method: this call 
> returns incorrect cause = 'null'. It should return the same cause as 
> was used in 'initCause'.  And this is the erroneous behavior.
> Suggested fix (with regression test) is applicable both for JDK 8 and 7.
Exceptions are serializable so I think this may require further 
investigation to see if a readObject/writeObject is required.


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