Label Linkbase[ edit ] This linkbase provides human readable strings for concepts. Using the label linkbase, multiple languages can be supported, as well as multiple strings within each language.
The goal of the initiative is to provide a standard for the uniform reporting of financial information for banks, investors, and government authorities. Such business reporting can include: XBRL provides a standard for uniform reporting for all users of the financial information supply chain; such as public and private companies, the accounting profession, regulators, analysts, the investment community, capital markets and lenders, as well as key third parties such as software developers and data aggregators.
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You can download taxonomies or read more detailed information on the XBRL website. Someone who wants financial information from you, provides you with a taxonomy an XML document containing one or more schemas, each with one or more lines to fill out.
The lines correspond to the individual financial facts required by the sender. You import this taxonomy into the program and then fill out the schema s by entering which account or accounts correspond to each line, what kind of timeframe to use, for example net change or balance at date.
In some cases you can enter a constant instead, for example, number of employees. You are now ready to send the instance document an XML document to the someone who requests the information.
The idea is that this might be a recurring event, so unless changes have been made to the taxonomy, you just export new instance documents for new periods on request.
The schema is the physical XSD file which express how instance documents and taxonomies are to be built. The meaning of the values in the instance document is explained by the taxonomy.
An instance document is somewhat useless unless you know the taxonomy to which it is prepared. Layered Taxonomies A taxonomy can consist of a base taxonomy, for example, us-gaap or IAS, and then have one or more extensions. To reflect this, a taxonomy refers to one or more schemas which all are separate taxonomies.
When the additional taxonomies are loaded into the database, the new elements are simply added to the end of the existing elements. The primary XML file is the taxonomy schema file itself.
In addition to this, there are usually associated some linkbase files. The linkbase files contain data which is complementary to the raw taxonomy.
This linkbase contains labels or names for the elements. The file may contain labels in different languages which are identified with an XML property called 'lang'. The XML language identifier usually contains a two-letter abbreviation, and although it should be easy to guess what the abbreviation means, there is no connection to the Windows language code or to the language codes defined in the demo data.
Therefore, when the user looks up the languages for a specific taxonomy, he will see all the labels for the first element in the taxonomy, meaning that he can then see an example of each language. A taxonomy can have several label linkbases attached to it as long as these linkbases contain different languages.
This linkbase contains information about the structure of the elements, or more precisely; how the issuer of the taxonomy suggests that the program presents the taxonomy to the user.
The linkbase contains a series of links that each connect two elements as parent and child. When applying all these links, the elements can be shown in a hierarchical way.
Note that the presentation linkbase deals with just that: This linkbase contains information about which elements roll up to which.You may have heard that “Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is coming.” Well, XBRL is not just “coming,” it is already here—and in places you may not have expected.
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With the continued support of and language: XML (extensible markup language). XML made it. XBRL, or eXtensible Business Reporting Language, is an XML standard for tagging business and financial reports to increase the transparency and accessibility of business information by using a .
A Markup language * A direct descendent of HTML and XML * Designed specifically for financial reporting * Rapidly becoming the de facto standard for transmitting financial data on the internet. XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is a freely available and global framework for exchanging business information.
XBRL allows the expression of semantic meaning commonly required in business reporting. The language is XML-based and uses the XML syntax and related XML technologies such as XML Schema, XLink, XPath, and Namespaces.
One use of XBRL is to define .