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DRAFT EDGAR XFDL Technical Specification (Version 12)

Effective Date: December 13, 2010

This DRAFT EDGAR XFDL Technical Specification Technical Specification (Version 12), posted before Commission approval of potential regulatory changes in this release, is provided as a service to our filing community to assist filers, agents, and software developers in their preparation of responses to potential changes the staff anticipates. Since this is a draft specification, the SEC retains the right to change any part of the specification before the new system release is made final. In addition, the final EDGAR XFDL Technical Specification Technical Specification is subject to Commission approval and may be revised before approval or not approved at all. Similarly, the posting of the DRAFT EDGAR XFDL Technical Specification Technical Specification (Version 12) does not indicate Commission approval of any pending proposed changes relating to the potential changes reflected in the draft specification. The changes outlined in this draft specification, if approved, are scheduled to take effect on December 13, 2010. The final version of the specification will be made available if approved by the Commission on or about December 13, 2010 on the SEC's Public Website.

EDGAR Release 10.4 will introduce the following change to the DRAFT EDGAR XFDL Technical Specification Technical Specification (Version 12),

Changes by Template

A summary of the changes are as follows (please refer to the appendices that appear in the XFDL specification for details):

Template 1

No Change

Template 2

  • Two new submission form types (SC 14N, SC 14N-S) and their amendments have been added to EDGARLink Template 2. Use of the SC 14N and SC 14N-S is delayed until further notice. See Order Rel. No. 33-9149 (Order Granting Stay) for more information; see also Rel. No. 33-9151 (Notice of stay of effective and compliance dates).

Template 3

  • A new item in Form 8-K (Item 5.08 - Shareholder Director Nominations) has been added to EDGARLink Submission Template 3 for submission form types 8-K, 8-K12B, 8-K12G3, 8-K15D5 and their amendments. Use of the Form 8-K Item 5.08 is delayed until further notice. See Order Rel. No. 33-9149 (Order Granting Stay) for more information; see also Rel. No. 33-9151 (Notice of stay of effective and compliance dates).
     
  • A new 8-K Item 6.10 (Alternative Filings of Asset-Backed Issuers) will be available on EDGARLink Submission Template #3 for submission form types 8-K and 8-K/A. Item 6.10 requires a PDF attachment to be included as Exhibit 99.

 

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Modified: 11/12/2010