DRAFT EDGAR Ownership XML Technical Specification (Version 2)
Effective Date: June 23, 2008
This DRAFT EDGAR Ownership XML Technical Specification (Version 2), 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 prepare for 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 Ownership XML 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 Ownership XML Technical Specification (Version 2) 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 June 23, 2008. The final version of the specification will be made available as and if approved by the Commission on or about June 23, 2008 on the SEC's Public Website.
The DRAFT EDGAR Ownership XML Technical Specification (Version 2) provides, to those filers that are interested, a basis for creating XML ownership submissions without the use of the EDGAR OnlineForms/XML Website. The expectation is that software developers, working on behalf of filers, will construct software that will generate an XML Ownership submission that can be successfully parsed by the EDGAR system.
This release introduces the following changes:
The following EDGAR Ownership XML Technical Specification documents detail the valid structure and content of the six EDGAR Ownership submission types (Forms 3, 4, 5, 3/A, 4/A, and 5/A).