XBRL Technology

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Technical Deep Dive. Roll your sleeves up and learn about the work going on to modernise and simplify the XBRL standard from a technical perspective.

Debunking iXBRL design myths: HTML5, XHTML, CSS and polyglots
Paul Warren, XBRL International

With securities regulators across Europe and in the US shifting to Inline XBRL based reporting, there is an intense debate around what is possible, and what is desirable in the preparation of these web-based documents that are both machine and human readable. In this session XBRL International Technical Director Paul Warren describes what can be done, opening up opportunites for regulators and issuers alike.

iXBRL Production: Structured Data meets Document Design
Ian Whitworth, PortAlchemy

Design agencies are a key part of the preparation of annual reports and a range of other corporate disclosures. Integrating the work of design agencies and structured data experts is a key challenge. How will they interact in a fully digital world? Ian Whitworth from Portalchemy outlines one approach.

iXBRL: the interactive business report
Tom Wacha, Workiva and Paul Warren, XBRL International

It’s 2018, and annual reports are still being prepared for paper. This session demonstrates what reports should look like, leveraging the benefits of using iXBRL, not just for the structured data it provides, but also for the presentation and accessibility benefits inherited from HTML.

Balancing the Balances : Rethinking Calculations
David Bell, UBPartner and David Shaw, Financial Accounting Standards Board(FASB)

Debating the steps to a stronger calculation framework for reporting of all kinds. This session presents the current initiatives being undertaken in the XII working groups for the delivery of an updated calculation framework that will provide wider coverage to enable improved validation and data quality.

Modernising Formula: How can validation business rules be made simpler and easier to maintain?
Herm Fisher, MarkV and Paul Warren, XBRL International

A key strength of regulatory reporting with XBRL involves the provision of machine-executable business rules that can be run before filings are provided to the regulator. The XBRL technical community has been working on ways to improve the way that these rules are expressed, to simplify creation and maintenance. Herm Fischer from Mark V systems and XBRL International Technical Director Paul Warren explain.

What is the Open Information Model and how can it be leveraged to simplify reporting?

The XBRL Open Information Model provides a new way to express information, unconstrained by traditional syntax. In this brief session we explore why JSON and CSV representation of XBRL facts, for example, can make reporting simpler for reporting entities and regulators alike.