Unit Registry Updated
Ok… so this might seem mundane, but really, it isn’t. One of the many useful features of XBRL is the ability to enforce consistent measurement. One of the ways that the standard does that is through the Units Registry which is a set of authoritative definitions of units of measure that are machine readable. Many even facilitate automatic conversion.
A number of new such measures are now in the Units Registry, that allow, in particular, a range of physical measurement not previously easy to conform inside the reporting standard. Many of these are thanks to the work going on over at the Orange Button Project. Anyway — want to know the difference between your bar, psi and atm? Head on over to the updated units registry on the XBRL International Specifications site.