XmlBeans with JDK 1.4.2 and JXpath 1.2
Basically, I want to do createPathAndSetValue on an XmlBean . But, my xpath statement inlcudes a collection (an array, actually), so the missing elements in the array need to be created.
JXPath checks for this condition (ie. that array elements are missing and need to be created) by catching an ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException.
Unfortunately, XmlBeans does not throw that type of exception. It throws an IndexOutOfBoundsException exception instead. So, instead of detecting that the array is too small and needs to be grown (by calling my AbstractFactory), it just propogates the exception up the chain.
The fix is quite simple: on line 423 of ValueUtils, just change the "catch" clause to catch a "IndexOutOfBoundsException" instead. This should not break any existing code since ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException is actually a subclass of IndexOutOfBoundsException anyway.
I made this fix to my local source tree, and everything works perfectly (ie. existing code did not break, but now I can also use JXPath on top of my XmlBeans beans too with my own custom AbstractFactory).