in desperation I am trying to guess what step Urs would say was novel
if he would look at one of the papers Lee referred to
so how about this:
Definition 3.4 of the flux operator on page 8,
of Lewandowski Okolow May 2004
kind of nice paper, clear style
"Automorphism covariant representations of the holonomy flux *-algebra"
if anybody really knows what Urs means about something innovative in the approach to quantizing---and offensive to righteous tradition---maybe they can say if this Definition 3.4 is really it or not.
it would be interesting to know----maybe it really is novel and might even be good---mathematically seems kind of nice. but is it that which Urs would anathematise or something else?