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DRAFT EDGAR XFDL Technical Specification (Version 10)

Implementation Date: December 14, 2009

This DRAFT EDGAR XFDL Technical Specification (Version 10), 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 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 (Version 10) 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 14, 2009. The final version of the specification will be made available if approved by the Commission on or about December 14, 2009 on the SEC's Public Website.

EDGAR Release 9.18 introduces the following change to the DRAFT EDGAR XFDL Technical Specification (Version 10):

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

No Change

Template 3

A new 8-K Item, 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, has been added to the following submission types:

  • 8-K
  • 8-K/A
  • 8-K12B
  • 8-K12B/A
  • 8-K12G3
  • 8-K12G3/A
  • 8-K15D5
  • 8-K15D5/A

This item is being added in preparation for the Proxy Disclosure and Solicitation Enhancements rule if and when it is approved and should only be used following the compliance date guidelines mentioned in the final rule. The system will suspend the submissions if this item is used before the compliance date.



Modified: 11/13/2008