XBRL and very large instances

There has been a lot of discussion recently in the XBRL community about the use of XBRL for very large datasets. There are a number of misconceptions around about the practicalities of working with large instances, and some confusion about the extent to which...

Taxonomy Package example – XBRL GL

Following on from my previous post on Taxonomy Packages, Eric Cohen got in touch with an example taxonomy package for XBRL GL. You can download the sample here: XBRL-GL-PR-2010-04-12-package.zip This is a sample for testing purposes only, based on the official XBRL...

Taxonomy Packages

Many of the standards that we deal with in the XBRL world are fearsomely complicated, take years to develop, and enable new and exciting ways of working. This post is about a proposed standard that is very simple, took only a few hours to develop and which is just...

Sphinx: making simple things simple

My last two blog posts have generated a lot of interest and discussion on the xbrl-dev mailing list. I thought it might be interesting to go back to the article that triggered the discussion of rules languages in the first place. Charlie Hoffman posted some...