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From <Juergen.Schumac...@empolis.com>
Subject RE: Extension Activities and Error Handling
Date Tue, 08 Jul 2008 09:25:57 GMT
Hi again,

A quick follow-up to an earlier question:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: matthieu.riou@gmail.com 
> Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 4:54 PM
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 6:35 AM, <Juergen.Schumacher@empolis.com> wrote:
> > I have a question concerning the handling of errors in extension activities. 
> > Currently I use extensionContext.completeWithFault(Throwable) when my extension

> > activity fails. But the complete MessageExchange with the BPEL process 
> > is then always completed with AckType FAILURE, failure type 
> > NO_RESPONSE and explanation "Process completed without responding", 
> > but no further details (like the exception message) seem to be 
> > returned. Is this "works as designed"?
> IIRC, failures aren't propagated to the client like faults 
> are for security reasons. I'm not sure I totally buy this idea though.

I'm not sure what these security reasons should be ... anyway:
I've done a bit code reading today and found these lines in 

    if (optionalFaultData != null) {
    mexDao.setFaultExplanation("Process completed without responding.");

So first my error explanation is set and then immediately overwritten again.
Is this really intended this way? Or is there maybe just an "else" missing?
(hopefully ;-)

Thanks and Cheers,

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