[OSM-dev] Osmosis error read-xml (NullPointerException)

marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com
Thu May 28 12:52:51 BST 2009

On Thu, 28 May 2009 17:42:02 +1000, Brett Henderson <brett at bretth.com>
> Line 43 of RelationMemberWriter above deals with the relation member 
> role.  Your osm file above is missing all of the role attributes on 
> relation members which would cause this problem to occur.
> Perhaps xapi doesn't include the role attribute if it is empty ... I 
> thought it was mandatory ...

So maybe we should add a

if (member.getRole() == null) {
   throw new IllegalArgumentException("no role for reltion-member "
   + member.getElementID() + " of relation " + relation.getID());

to give better error-messages in this case.

or much better, add this to 
RelationMenber:setRole(final String aRole)
so no illegal members can ever be created.
(and of cause call the setters from the constructor
 as is good practice to make subclassing easier.)


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