Re: Exception rootCause

"Mike Schilling" <>
Thu, 7 Aug 2008 09:35:40 -0700
Lew wrote:

Mike Schilling wrote :

Now, why it ServletException doesn't use the normal getCause()
mechanism so that normal stack trace processing will display this
cause, *that* I can't tell you. Doesn't Servlet 2.4 require JDK

Wojtek wrote:

I was starting to suspect something like this. The catch is for an
Exception (last gasp at trying to save the application), not a
ServletException. So there is no method in the base Exception

No method, eh? Not even

Unfortunately, no. The ServletException constructors store the
rootException in a private attribute, and don't pass it up to super().
Nor does ServletException override getCause(). That's what I was
expressing confusion about in the paragraph quoted above. I
understand that ServletException .getRootCause() predated
Exception.getCause(), but I don't see why the two mechanisms haven't
been merged.

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