New XBRL Glossary Reduces Jargon

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Editor

New XBRL Glossary Reduces Jargon

The XBRL Best Practices Board has published a first full release of the XBRL Glossary.

Until now, there haven’t been better terms available for referring to XBRL features and functionality.  The glossary seeks to change that by providing a set of simplified terms with a clear description to help newcomers get to grips with XBRL.

XBRL International encourages users – and software vendors –  to adopt these terms wherever possible, so that we can remove terms such as “instance document”, “linkbase” and “extended link role” from the vocabulary of everyday XBRL users.

The glossary can be found here.

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