I am aware that the Handbook is not an Official interpretation. While We are on that subject, though - does that make sense?
Do I dare ask why?
The Handbook I am referring to was published by the NFPA and says (from the jacket)
"All of the commentary material has been researched, written, and reviewed by experts in the field of electrical safety-NFPA staff and members of the National Electrical Code Committee."
Once again, I know what it says (somewhere) about not being an official interpretation, but why isn't it? It looks pretty official to me, and it is being touted as a "must have" for inspectors etc ...
Is there an explanation? Apparently they say it's researched and written by them (NFPA), and you "must" have it, but don't believe anything you read?