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Rationale behind rep cap on questions and answers?

In the section explaining upvoting, downvoting and reputation, there is the following quote:

There is a limit of 200 points that can be accumulated per question or answer.

this is not the daily reputation cap, is it? This means, a cap on every individual question or answer? What is the rationale behind this? Was this inherited from OSQA?

Rationale behind rep cap on questions and answers?

In the section explaining upvoting, downvoting and reputation, there is the following quote:

There is a limit of 200 points that can be accumulated per question or answer.

If I understand it correctly, this is not the daily reputation cap, is it? This means, but means a cap on every individual question or answer? answer. Is that correct? What is the rationale behind this? Was this inherited from OSQA?