Data Type Registry
The XBRL Specification provides a set of data types that may appear in XBRL instances. Broadening use of XBRL is leading to the proposal of new, non-standard data types which have common and useful semantics. The XBRL Data Type Registry(DTR) is a public, online listing of these non-standard data types. It provides structured information about their purpose, usage, and any intended impact on XBRL instance validation.
The Specification document listed below describes the DTR and the process by which it is is updated. This process is intended to maximise the utility and longevity of the new types and the taxonomies that use them.
The latest version of the DTR will always be on the URL http://www.xbrl.org/dtr/dtr.xml
Data Type Registry - Specification - February 22, 2011
These documents describe the XBRL International Data Type Registry (DTR) and the process by which it is updated.
The Data Type Registry Structure and Process were aproved by the International Steering Committee on 2011-02-22.
Feedback on these documents or the contents of the registry may be sent at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following two documents define the Structure and update process for the Data Type Registry
Submissions for the Data Type Registry should be sent to the Data Type Registry Approval Manager at email@example.com
The schema for the DTR can be found at: