This year we celebrated new ways to use the XBRL standard, with xBRL-JSON and xBRL-CSV reaching final recommendation status in October as part of our new suite of specifications. xBRL-CSV is ideally suited for collecting huge quantities of granular data, making it an exciting tool for today’s regulators, while xBRL-JSON is designed to simplify analysis and make XBRL data easy to use.
In addition to the new xBRL-CSV and xBRL-JSON specifications discussed above, this year has seen a number of ongoing and incremental improvements to the XBRL standard. Various new and updated draft specifications are available for experimentation, review and comment.
The XBRL Standards Board has approved the publication of an initial Public Working Draft of the Calculations 1.1 specification and an accompanying requirements document.
The XBRL Standards Board has approved updates to both the Data Type Registry and the Unit Type Registry. This update contains new draft data types and units that provide support for reporting greenhouse gas emissions.
The XBRL Standards Board has approved publication of a Public Working Draft of the new version of the Assertion Severity specification, and an accompanying requirements document, adding more flexibility to the rules that detect and highlight different levels of issues in XBRL reports.
XBRL International has published an update to the Unit Type Registry, adding additional unit definitions to support the wide variety of disclosures required for sustainability reporting. In particular, the new units will enable reporting of energy usage and efficiency.
The XBRL Standards Board has approved the promotion a number of new XBRL Formula functions to Candidate Recommendation status. The new functions are intended to support the planned adoption of xBRL-CSV by a number of regulators around the world.
The Open Information Model (OIM) is XBRL International’s strategic effort to simplify and modernise important aspects of the XBRL Standard. It will allow XBRL data to be used in new and simpler ways by detaching the standard from a single syntax. This means the same powerful features of XBRL can be used with various different […]
The XBRL Standards Board has approved an initial Public Working Draft of the Report Packages specification, along with an update to the requirements document.
The XBRL Standards Board has approved a Proposed Recommendation release of the Filing Indicators specification. Filing Indicators are a mechanism used by some XBRL filing systems to enable filers to explicitly record which sections (or templates) within a report they have completed.