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Subject: Re: [docbook] Add "danger" to the list of possible admonitions?
Hi, thanks Dave for your answer. On Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:24:51 +0100 Dave Pawson <email@example.com> wrote: > What is danger to you might be nothing to me? > I think caution is right or a good compromise. Well, maybe my understanding of the English language could be incomplete, but for me as a non English speaker, "caution" is not an equivalent for "danger". :) Danger sound more, well, dangerous, than caution. ;) Apart from any language issues on my side, let's look at the ANSI Z535 standard: http://www.safetysign.com/help/h40/safety-header According to this ANSI standard, there are these signal words: DANGER”, “WARNING”, “CAUTION” and “NOTICE”. These labels could be matched to the follwoing DocBook elements: WARNING -> <warning> NOTICE -> <note> CAUTION -> <caution> DANGER -> ??? As you can see, "DANGER" cannot be mapped correctly. You can't use <caution> as you suggested here as it is already in use. Writers who want (or must) follow the ANSI Z535 standard cannot do it consistently with DocBook. By the way, DITA contains a <hazardstatement> where you can select "danger" as a type. > If presentation is an issue use CSS? Well, probably not a presentation issue. Surely, "caution" can be turned into a "danger" without too much trouble. But my concerns are listed above. -- Gruß/Regards, Thomas Schraitle