6.2. Expand the first occurrence of acronyms or abbreviations to their full meaning within content

When abbreviations or acronyms are used in the content and their meaning is not immediately obvious, the full form of the abbreviation must be provided the first time the abbreviation is used on the page.

Example:

A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a government-regulated investment account with special tax benefits to help you maximize your retirement savings. Deductible contributions to an RRSP help reduce your taxes, and any income you earn on your investments while in the plan grow tax-deferred.

Further down the page you can use the abbreviation “RRSP” on its own when you want to write about it.

Warning

When terms are habitually used in their abbreviated forms, do not expand it in the webpage (e.g., NATO, SMS, HTML,“etc.”…)

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