An abbreviation or acronym used in the text of a document, possibly including an expansion of the acronym.
This element was added explicitly to meet “Checkpoint 4.3[3.5] Annotate complex, abbreviated, or unfamiliar information with summaries and definitions” from the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
Conversion Note: Abbreviations, although common in STM books, are rarely tagged in the STM journal world and will not be present in many journal DTDs. Thus, converted material cannot rely on acronyms and abbreviations being recognized unless special processing is added to recognize them. This element is expected to be quite rarely used.
The linking attributes are the standard XLink attributes, which may be used to provide a live link to an expansion, definition, or additional explanation.
Any combination of:
No sample is available at this time because this element is rare in STM journal publishing; it is more commonly used in STM books.