For long terminologies, you might want to use acronyms, such as “SSL” for “secure sockts layer”. Introduce each acronym at its first occurrence in your document, and subsequently, refer to the acronym alone. However, this rule does not apply to headings; headings should generally not contain acronyms unless they have been previously introduced and are well-understood by the intended reader.

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) extends the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) with Transport Layer Security (TLS), where TLS is a successor of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

In LaTeX, the commands \acrshort, \acrlong and \acrfull ensure accurate acronym usage, preventing misdefinition or misspelling. For example:

  The \acrfull{https} extends the \acrfull{http} with \acrfull{tls},  where \acrshort{tls} is a successor of \acrfull{ssl}.

Furthermore, compile an overview of the utilized acronyms to append after the table of contents. Place these definitions in the parts/_acronyms.tex file. Example:

  \newacronym{http}{HTTP}{Hypertext Transfer Protocol}
  \newacronym{https}{HTTPS}{Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure}
  \newacronym{ssl}{SSL}{Secure Sockets Layer}
  \newacronym{tls}{TLS}{Transport Layer Security}