Attention-getters: Warning, caution, danger...

Subject: Attention-getters: Warning, caution, danger...
From: "Yves Barbion" <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 13:37:54 +0200

Hello techwhirlers,

sometimes "caution" is used as an attention-getter to indicate a risk of
physical injury, sometimes "warning".

The Microsoft Style Guide says this:

A *caution *is a type of note that advises users that failure to take or
avoid a specified action could result in loss of data.

Caution* To avoid damaging files, always shut down your computer before you
turn it off.

A *warning *is a type of note that advises users that failure to take or
avoid a specific action could result in physical harm to the user or the
hardware. Use a warning, not a caution, when physical damage is possible.

Are there any other references that clearly describe the use of "caution",
"warning" and other attention-getters?

Thanks in advance.

Yves Barbion
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