RFR 8009581: Xpathexception does not honor initcause()

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Wed May 29 01:40:00 UTC 2013

On 28/05/2013 11:41 PM, Jason Mehrens wrote:
>> Alan, David,
>> thank you for comments - I also agree with all of them. And as a result v3:
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~dmeetry/8009581/webrev.3/
>>>> I think this looks better. I assume that since the super.getCause() is
>>>> null that there is no need to handle IllegalStateException now.
> You can still generate a ISE inside readObject by performing "new XPathException(new Exception()).initCause(null)" in the old code and then reading that in the new patch.  In the new code that line would fail fast.

So what should the result of this be given that the original exception 
has an inconsistent state (two 'causes')?


> Jason

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