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Enumerations Spec Advanced to Rec Status

Posted on October 30, 2014 by Dave Nitchman

Global Finance
Additional multi-lingual capability added to XBRL


At its 29 October meeting, the XII Board of Directors approved the promotion of the Extensible Enumerations 1.0 specification to Recommendation Status, meaning the spec is stable and considered suitable for broad adoption and implementation.

The Extensible Enumerations specification helps regulators and filers that need to customise structured data definitions. It allows the creation of pre-defined “pick lists” of values in multiple languages. This is a reflection of the ongoing importance of internationalisation to the XBRL standard, which is used right around the world.

The specification is being released after relatively minor usability enhancements, reflecting the emphasis on requirements born out of real-world of experience using XBRL.  Access the specification here.

The Taxonomy Architecture Guidance Task Force is currently preparing guidance to help ensure that the new specification is well understood.

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