A repository metadata model

If you go to http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/, you will find a file called maven-metadata.xml. As shown in the following code snippet, the file lists out the available plugins under http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/.

      <name>Maven XBean Plugin</name>

If you go to http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/axis2, you will again find a similar file maven-metadata.xml under it. This too lists out all the available plugins under http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/axis2.

If you go to http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/axis2/axis2-kernel/, you will see a slightly different ...

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