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Re: Specification "NOTE" paragraphs and normative language

2008-05-18 11:01:40

Dave Crocker wrote:
Some normative statements are placed in a paragraph labeled "NOTE:" so as to emphasize the requirement of the text. It has been suggested that that label actually implies less importance, not more. (In regular prose, a footnote, for example, is indeed secondary to the main text.)

The actual degree of conveyed importance depends on the kind of note.
no-ta be-ne
Abbr. NB
Used to direct attention to something particularly important.
[Latin nota bene, note well : nota, sing. imperative of notare, to note + bene, well.]