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The Inline XBRL validation stack

The Inline XBRL validation stack

1. Well-formedness To be machine-readable, XML has to be well formed.  Attributes have to be enclosed in quotes; certain characters have to be escaped; all opening tags have to be matched with closing tags. A human reader may recognise easily that a closing tag...

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Schemas and XBRL

Schemas and XBRL

The invention of schemas to provide formal definition of the contents of XML documents was one of the most important innovations accompanying the creation of the world wide web.  For the first time it was possible to develop a generic data validator which was...

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ESEF – Filing in iXBRL or XHTML?

ESEF – Filing in iXBRL or XHTML?

The ESEF RTS - (EU) 2018/815 [1] - stipulates that: (2) Issuers should prepare their entire annual financial reports in the Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) format... (4) ...consolidated financial statements in annual financial reports prepared either in...

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Making ESEF filing business as usual

Making ESEF filing business as usual

Following on from our announcement that the True North Data Platform is ready for ESEF, we want to share a little about how our approach to ESEF simplifies and streamlines the user experience. Around 5,000 issuers across Europe will have to produce annual financial...

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The Open Information Model

The Open Information Model

XBRL - the good parts There's a lot to like about XBRL. After centuries of paper, and decades of opaque and proprietary digital formats, XBRL was the breakthrough technology that allowed business reports to be exchanged quickly, widely and reliably. XBRL is a mature...

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Taxonomies as easy as one-two-three

Taxonomies as easy as one-two-three

When CoreFiling undertook a survey of data collectors, we found a core message coming through: “Writing taxonomies should be as easy as possible and as automated as possible!” CoreFiling took this on board when moving our Taxonomy Management System (TMS) out of the...

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