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From Erik Meade <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Catch some more exceptions when JAXP is not present
Date Wed, 31 May 2000 17:55:00 GMT

Your patch does the trick.

Erik Meade

At 02:55 PM 5/31/2000 +0200, you wrote:
> >>>>> "EM" == Erik Meade <> writes:
>  EM> I was cleaning up my classpath ( i.e. setting it over :)), and
>  EM> noticed that if you don't have the SAX parser.jar in your class
>  EM> path you get NullPointerException instead of a
>  EM> NoClassDefFoundError.
>This seems to depend on the JDK, on Linux (Blackdown's 1.2.2RC4) I get
>the NoClassDefFoundError in either case - but this one remains
>The appended patch catches the NoClassDefFoundError as well as
>NullPointerException and emits a more meaningful error message. BTW
>the NoClassDefFoundError results from the ClassLoader loading
>ProjectHelper not from the Class.forName in the try block.
>I had to patch BuildException to accept Errors as well as Exceptions
>as cause.

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