Caution, warning, and danger

Subject: Caution, warning, and danger
From: Anne Halseytechwriter <ach -at- TOMICHI -dot- STORTEK -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 1994 11:38:55 -0600

Just another opinion on the danger/caution/warning question.

I use three levels of "advisories" ... for want of a better

Notes provide supplementary information. Notes are
accompanied by an icon consisting of a .5" rounded
corner box with a checkmark centered inside.

Cautions alert to the possibility of data corruption
or equipment damage. Cautions are accompanied by the
same rounded box, this time with an exlamation (!) point

Warnings are reserved *exclusively* to alert to the
potential of physical harm to a human. Ditto the box,
but this time with a lightning bolt.

All conventions, of course, are detailed in the preface. Everything
I've seen on the subject indicates that levels of severity, in
ascending order, should be:

warning/danger (these two seem to be used interchangeably)

anne halsey
sr tech writer, storagetek
anne_halsey -at- stortek -dot- com

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