Every JSPWiki plugin is free to throw a WikiException in case of internal problems. The sole purpose of the "throwException" plugin is to do just that - illustrating how such an exception will look like within a wiki page.


Save the source code shown at the bottom of this page into a file called throwException.java. Then invoke the Java compiler as follows

  javac throwException.java
(or similar - depending on the development environment you are using)


Create a JAR archive containing the Java class file for the plugin. You may use the command

  jar cvf throwException.jar throwException.class
for that purpose.

Then move that file into any directory within your wiki's class path - preferrably into the WEB-INF/lib/ folder within your web server's web application directory for the JSPWiki.

Finally restart the Wiki for the plugin to be recognized.


Within wiki markup, invoke the plugin as follows

without any parameters (they would be ignored anyway). As the class resides in the default directory, there is no need neither to prefix the plugin name with a package path nor to modify the plugin search path within the JSPWiki configuration file.

In the final wiki output, you will notice an error message similar to

Plugin insertion failed: throwException: do you notice the exception?

at the place where the plugin was invoked in the original markup

Source Code#

import java.util.*;                  // Java utility classes and data structures

import com.ecyrd.jspwiki.*;
import com.ecyrd.jspwiki.plugin.*;

public class throwException implements WikiPlugin {
  public String execute (WikiContext Context, Map ParameterMap) throws PluginException {
    throw new PluginException("throwException: do you notice the exception?");

Andreas Rozek (EMail: Andreas.Rozek@GMX.De)

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