The sname= keyword must be present to define the short or abbreviated name of the classification. The name is taken to begin with the first non-blank character following the blank after the keyword, and continues up to the next semicolon or the end of the line. The name can contain blanks. A particular sname value should not be specified more than once in the encodings file. If sname= is specified more than once for the same classification, all specifications except the last are ignored. Hence, sname= should be specified only once.
The short name specified is used when producing human-readable classifications in sensitivity labels and clearances. The short name specified can also be entered by users any time a classification is needed (in sensitivity labels, information labels, and clearances).