I am in search of a word which I'm not sure exists. What is a good way to describe something which:
— has little to no consequence
— is possibly important in theory
— would be considered good form to do correctly
Here's an example. Suppose you are writing an essay for a professor who really cares about formatting. You italicize a section of words and also italicize the period which follows, even though the period should not have been italicized. Obviously nobody can tell whether a period is italicized or not, but if your professor opened your essay in a word processor, they might note that you had italicized incorrectly.