DRAFT EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (Version 8)
Implementation Date: January 14, 2013
This DRAFT EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (Version 8), 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 EDGARLink Online 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 EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (Version 8) 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 Jnaury 14, 2013. The final version of the specification will be made available if approved by the Commission on or about January 14, 2013 on the SEC's Public Website.
On January 14, 2012, EDGAR Release 13.0 will introduce the following changes:
Form N-SAR DOS-based Application Retirement Update:
No sooner than April 2013 (the specific deployment date will be communicated in the near future), the DOS-based application to create Form N-SAR documents will be retired. Once retired, filings created by the DOS-based application will no longer be accepted through the EDGARLink Online application and Form N-SAR will only be able to be filed using a new online version of the form that will be available on the EDGAR Filing Website or constructed by filers according to the new EDGAR N-SAR XML Technical Specification.
The Following changes will be deployed at the time the new online Form N-SAR is implemented.
In the EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification:
The following Draft EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification documents detail the valid structure and content of the EDGARLink Online submission types.