I have a case where I am using a third party bean and want to do a use:bean in my jsp. During the constructor method of the bean it attempts to connect to a server. If the connect is unsuccessful, an error is thrown. In my case, if I can't connect, that's ok, I just want to hide a button on the web page. Unfortunately, if an error is thrown, I get a 500 rather than my webpage. Is there a way to catch a exception thrown by a constructor when doing a use:bean? Mark
The bean is not designed correctly... the constructor is meant to create and initialize the **object**, not perform business or other logic. There should've been a separate method called connect() to do that. I guess you just have to instantiate the bean yourself with Beans.instantiate() or new() and catch the exception.