Authorization Acronym

Names the type of authorization, for example, United States SDOs can name “ANS” indicating an American National Standard. This attribute provides a machine-searchable normalized version of the authorization since the content of the <authorization> element is free form.


Best Practice: Since the attribute name includes the word “acronym”, the values (such as “ANS”) should be given in ALL CAPS.

Used on Element: <authorization>

Text, numbers, or special charactersAn acronym that names the authorization type referenced in the <authorization> element
RestrictionThis attribute is an optional attribute; there is no default.


 <accrediting-organization accredit-acronym="ANSI">Under the 
  authority of the American National Standards</accrediting-organization>
 <authorization authorize-acronym="ANS">An American National