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Subject: RE: [dita] Should "warning" be in note type list?

Hi there,

I think that the Machine industry subcommittee is putting together a
proposal to address the ANSI and ISO notice standards that are not in
the DITA spec.


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Hudson [mailto:scott.hudson@flatironssolutions.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 4:46 PM
To: W. Eliot Kimber
Cc: dita@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [dita] Should "warning" be in note type list?

I agree. I think it should be added as well. It is an important 
distinction for many types of documents.

Best regards,


W. Eliot Kimber wrote:
> I noticed that the "type" attribute of note does not contain "warning"

> although it does contain "caution" and "danger".
> Since note/caution/warning is a pretty standard hierarchy of
> types [I discovered this because a client's documents have warnings
> are labled "Warning" and I didn't find the word "warning" in the dita 
> reference] I would think that "warning" should be in the list.
> Note that at least in my experience (for example, with aircraft 
> maintenance), that there is a distinction between "warning" and
> that is, if I'm remembering correctly, the difference between damage
> equipment (warning) and injury to people (danger).
> However, if the intent is that one of the other keywords is a synonym 
> for "warning" I think it would be good to mention this in the spec.
> Cheers,
> Eliot

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