I’m pleased to report on some important steps forward regarding a couple of specifications that are close to our hearts.

On 27th March, EIOPA published the latest draft of the Solvency II taxonomy, making use of both the January Public Working Draft of the Table Linkbase Specification, and the Taxonomy Package Specification.

Moving to a recent PWD of the Table Linkbase specification is an important step for  the development of both the specification and the taxonomy, as it means that the taxonomy draft can benefit from improved tool support, and the specification from real world feedback.

Meanwhile, my colleague Jon Siddle continues to work tirelessly with the XII Rendering Working Group to complete the remaining work on the Table Linkbase Specification.  The latest edition of IBR magazine included an article by Jon explaining how the specification expands the boundaries of what can be achieved with XBRL (see p27 of the March edition)

It’s also been an important few days in the world of XBRL for Corporate Actions.  The final version of the 2012 Corporate Actions taxonomy was published on Monday as a Taxonomy Package.  Just a few days earlier, it was announced that Citi have started using the Corporate Actions taxonomy for filing dividend announcements to the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporate (DTCC).