authorize-acronym 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.
OPTIONAL on element: <authorization>
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters An acronym that names the authorization type referenced in the <authorization> element.
Restriction This attribute is an optional attribute; there is no default.
Tagged Sample

An American National Standard

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