What's the accepted / best way in SQLObject to test that the db we are trying to connect to actually exists? I'm using SQLObj behind Plone and so I'm not concerned about the table being missing, but more with someone giving the wrong connection details or the MySQL server being offline and having able to generate a meaningful error message.

thanks

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