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Nota means "note" in Portugeuse. Nota Bene (Latin) indicates that special attention should be paid to something. Both are appropriate in describing a feed, or a portion of pretty much any data. Since several people have been concerned with making sure this format is not specifically used to replace RSS, Nota could mean Not A feed, or Not Another feed, or pretty much Not Anything. For those who like acronyms, Nota could stand for None Of The Above, especially relevant here.

Nota is also very close to Atom spelled backwards. Mota, the actual backwards spelling of Atom, perhaps should be considered as an alternate if you don't like Nota (I haven't checked the legal status of Mota). It also evokes thoughts of "mote", which is typically defined as a small particle, again a rather relevant name.

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CSS/HTML button for Nota:

<style type="text/css">
.button { 
   /* Add "!important" if you need to override a:link */
   color: #fff !important; 
   font: small-caps bolder 14px Arial; 
   text-decoration: none; 
   border-right: 1px solid #000; 
   border-bottom: 1px solid #000; 
.nota { 
   background-color: #f70 !important; 
   border-left: 1px solid #fdb; 
   border-top: 1px solid #fdb; 
   padding: 0px 6px; 

<p><a href="./syndication.nota" class="nota button" 
title="Syndicate: XML Nota feed">Nota</a></p>

For which there is [WWW]a demonstration. GZip'd CSS/HTML over the network is probably a bit smaller than its PNG counterpart, too. [SeanPalmer]