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DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II)

This draft Filer Manual, 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 manual, the SEC retains the right to change any part of the manual before the new system release is made final. In addition, the final EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II) (Version 18) is subject to Commission approval and may be revised before approval or not approved at all. Similarly, the posting of the draft manual does not indicate Commission approval of any pending proposed changes relating to the potential changes reflected in the draft manual. The final version of the manual will be made available as and if approved by the Commission, on the SEC's Public Website.

Changes to the DRAFT EDGAR Filing Manual (Volume II) - EDGAR Filing (Version 18) are being made to update the filer manual to reflect changes scheduled to be implemented on November 21, 2011.

On November 21, 2011, EDGAR Release 11.3 will introduce the following changes:

  • Submission form type ABS-15G and ABS-15G/A will be updated based upon Final Rule 15Ga-1, as adopted. See Final Rule Release No. 33-9175. The maximum size of each HTML document attached within ABS-15G and ABS-15G/A submission must not exceed 25 MB.
  • The OMB expiration date on Form TA-W will be updated to July 31, 2014.
  • Submission form types 10-KT, 10-KT/A, 10-QT, 10-QT/A and POS AM will be added to the list of form types recognized for Interactive Data.
  • The link:roleType:definition text is clarified to require {Type} to be equal to 'Disclosure', 'Document', 'Schedule' or 'Statement'.
  • Filings containing the EX-101 XBRL documents will undergo the following additional validations:
    • EX-101.INS document included with submission form type POS AM can have the element dei:DocumentType with content equal to F-1, F-3, F-4, F-9, F-10, S-1, S-3, S-4, S-11, POS AM or 'Other'.
    • EX-101.INS documents will require all elements used to have US English standard labels.
    • EX-101.INS documents will require all non-English non-empty (after trimming XML whitespace) facts to have corresponding US English variants.
  • New sections have been added to the Chapter 9 of Volume II to provide instructions on how to file Form 13H using EDGAR Filing Website.
  • Appendix A.5 has been updated to make corrections to the list of errors and warnings.

There will be a minor .dot release, EDGAR Release 11.3.1, that will be deployed after Release 11.3 to implement additional XBRL validation changes. On December 12, 2011, the following changes will be introduced:

  • EX-101.INS documents will require four digit xs:gYear values.
  • For EX-101.SCH documents, the xsd:complexType, or xsd:simpleType name attribute in UTF-8 must be less than 200 bytes of UTF-8 text. The content for targetnamespace, roleURI or arcroleURI attribute in UTF-8 must not exceed 255 bytes in length. For EX-101.INS documents, the local name part of the content for xbrli:measure:element must be less than 200 bytes of text.
  • EX-101.INS will allow distinct values for all outstanding common share classes instead of requiring a single value for dei:EntityCommonStockSharesOutstanding of annual financial statements.

The Filer Manual is also being revised to address software changes made previously in EDGAR. On September 26, 2011, EDGAR Release 11.2.3 introduced the following change:

  • Submission form types SC 14N, SC 14N-S, and their amendments were made available for use on EDGARLink Online. Form 8-K Item 5.08 (Shareholder Director Nominations) was also made available for use on submission form types 8-K, 8-K12B, 8-K12G3, 8-K15D5 and their amendments.

On September 12, 2011, EDGAR Release 11.2.2 introduced the following change:

  • Submission form types 13F-HR and 13F-NT and their amendments were updated to accept March 31, June 30, September 30, or December 31 as valid dates for the Period field. A future date will still be not allowed for the Period field.

On August 29, 2011, EDGAR Release 11.2.1 introduced the following change:

  • EDGARLink Online was updated to allow filers to replace files with the same name without a need to delete the old files to add a new.

You may download the DRAFT EDGAR Filing Manual (Volume II) EDGAR Filing (Version 18) by clicking the following link. To assist filers in the identification of the draft changes, we have provided a redlined version of Volume II.



Modified: 10/26/2011