Re: more on Safety words

Subject: Re: more on Safety words
From: "Dennis Hays/The Burden Lake Group, Ltd." <dlhays -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 1996 06:00:58 -0800

In my last few contracts, I sat down with the project leader and developers
and had a discussion about the use of WARNING and CAUTION messages.

The consensus was as to hardware:

CAUTION: If the the user does not follow proper procedures he/she may cause
damage to equipment.

WARNING: If the user does not follow proper procedures, he/she may cause a
situation endangering the safety of people.

For software:

CAUTION: The user could cause damage to a record or store false data
(sometimes used also to caution the user about types of classified
data--NOFORN, CLASSIFIED, SECRET, etc.)

WARNING: The user cauld cause a loss of data in the database or cause a loss
of system integrity (not using back-up procedures or disconnecting the UPS).

There's my 2 cents on this thread...

======> Dennis Hays
======> The Burden Lake Group, Ltd.
======> Voice: 518/477-6388
======> Fax: 518/477-5006
======> E-Mail: dlhays -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com


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