Tim Anderson wrote:

For advocates of URI parsing, what problems are you trying
to solve?



   * Discovery of  "what is available"
   * Repository exploring.
   * Auto cleanup of repositories.



The URI spec is too loose.

As far as I can tell these are legal

http://repo.apache.org/alpha/alpha/alpha/alpha/alpha/alpha.jar
http://repo.apache.org/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9.jar


We really need to harden the URI spec a little and the "/" is a good start.

R,
Nick



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