In support of the upcoming EDGAR Release 8.8, scheduled to be implemented on August 23, 2004, the EDGAR Reduced Content XFDL Filing Specification has been updated. The Draft EDGAR Release 8.8 Reduced Content XFDL Filing Specification can be downloaded via the links below.
The Draft EDGAR Release 8.8 Reduced Content XFDL Filing Specification provides, to those filers that are interested, a basis for creating XFDL filings without the use of the EDGARLink. The expectation is that software developers, working on behalf of filers, will construct software that will generate an XFDL filing that can be successfully parsed by the EDGAR Receipt Server.
A summary of the draft changes is provided as follows:
Draft changes include minor updates to submission Templates 1, 2, 3, and 5 and EDGARLink software that are based on recent SEC requests and rulemaking activities. EDGAR Release 8.8 server software will support all of the field identifiers that were valid in the Release 8.7 version of the PureEdge templates.
Changes by Template
The following changes are called out in the appendices. Please refer to the appendices for details.
There are two elements to the draft specification that can be downloaded separately. The first, the specification itself, gives you details about the release, general instructions on the templates, general rules about the XFDL file being created and specific rules on the XFDL nodes containing data elements. It also includes information on the content of the appendices and some sample documents. The second document is in MS Excel format and gives the specific requirements for each form type.