How XBRL differs from other XML standards

Developers familiar with XML standards often look at XBRL and ask the same questions: XBRL looks different: how does it differ? Why does XBRL differ? In this article, Steve Baker, Director of Product Development, explains how and why XBRL differs from most other XML...

Too many tags? No!

There are a few commentators that feel that XBRL contains “too many tags”. I think they are wrong… XBRL models a complex human system (accounting) with lots of small components (disclosure rules). So, a number of these “too many tags”...