XBRL documents are now included in the SEC filings list. Following is a brief listing of questions and answers to further explain this new feature.
Q. What is XBRL? A. eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is a standards-based method with which users can prepare, publish (in a variety of formats), exchange and analyze financial statements and the information they contain. XBRL complements XML, which is the universal format for data on the Web that uses tags (identifiers) to describe and deliver data from an application. XBRL allows accountants and other financial professionals and regulatory organizations to identify -- by a tag -- items unique to business information, such as financial statements. Q. Can I view the XBRL version of a filing document? A. You may need to download an XBRL viewer to your computer in order to view the XBRL version. Q. Where do I get a viewer? A. There are many XBRL viewers available. Two suggestions for your consideration are Dragon Tag or RR Donnelley XBRL Viewer. For more information on Dragon Tag click HERE or for the RR Donnelley XBRL Viewer click HERE.
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