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If in either case, the URI returns a document, it 
is consistent and successful in the behavioral 
semantic of dereferencing.  It is unsuccessful 
in the semantic of "find".  Different levels 
of application.   Find is a semantic layered 
over "dereference".

Rosen category error: the word is not the thing.


From: Miles Sabin [mailto:miles@milessabin.com]

Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote,
> I do count it as dereferencing if it attempts to
> find something and comes back with an error message.
> It makes the attempt.

Hmm ... I treat "dereference" as a success verb like find. You can _try_ 
to find something and not find it. But you can't unsuccessfully find 
something, you've just ... not found it. Ditto for dereference.


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