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From Nick Chalko <n...@chalko.com>
Subject Re: Use of '/' in ???-specifier's
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2003 17:27:39 GMT
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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