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> Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> > A URzed is always dereferenceable.  If we accept that, then
> We don't.  There is no supporting de jure evidence for this proposition, 
> and many counterexamples that one encounters daily.  Thus the rest of 
> your arguments are uninteresting until they find some base in the real 
> world.  I suspect I may agree with the conclusion you're heading 
> towards, but you'll have to find another way to get there. -Tim

Well to me, it depends on what the meaning of "dereferencable" is.  I'm happy 
to concede to Len's insistence that a UR* is always dereferencable.  After 
all, if one puts up a catalog or index that takes a URN and spits out a usable 
resource in some way, you've "dereferenced" it.

Of course, this isn't terribly useful as a basis for examining the 
architectural issues because any string is thus dereferenceable, including, 
say, an FPI.

I'm not sure Schrödinger is such a great backdrop for this conversation.  The 
planck constant is just not big enough to figure into the politics of 

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