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Using a skull-and-crossbones image as a "danger" icon is a bad idea,
The conventional use of this symbol is to identify a poisonous material.
certainly connotes dangerous (potentially fatal danger, in fact), but it
much more specific than a generic danger.
BTW, symbols used in this way are more properly termed "glyphs" rather
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>From: Matt Ion [SMTP:soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM]
>Sent: Friday, May 02, 1997 7:14 AM
>Subject: Re: Icons
>On Wed, 30 Apr 1997 15:30:44 -0500, Rob Marriage wrote:
>>Also, I couldn't find a definition for "danger" in the context I'm using.
>>that mean that "caution" covers "danger"?
>How about a skull-and-crossbones icon?