Sphinx: some interesting examples

In response to my previous post, Maciej Pichocki from the IFRS Foundation posted a question: I would be really curious to see “trivial” EPS check in Sphinx syntax (just to get started with more realistic examples of business rules application)....

Sphinx: An XBRL Expression Language

XBRL provides a very effective way of capturing certain types of data. XBRL’s built-in dimensions, such as period and units, augmented by taxonomy-defined XBRL Dimensions (XDT), provide structured data that is ripe for automated processing and analysis. The...

Great new resources for XBRL

I’ve been meaning to put some effort into introductory XBRL materials to place on this site, but we have been busy. Now it looks like Josef MacDonald’s team over at the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation (IASCF) are producing such good...

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”...