EDGAR Reg A XML Technical Specification (Version 1.6)

Implementation Date: March 11, 2019

The EDGAR Reg A XML Technical Specification (Version 1.6) document details the valid structure and content of the Reg A Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) Extensible Markup Language (XML) submission types. This specification provides, to those filers that are interested, the basis for creating Reg A XML submissions. The expectation is that software developers, working on behalf of filers, will be able to construct software that will generate a Reg A submission that can be successfully processed by the EDGAR system.

The Reg A submission file must conform to the EDGAR Reg A Submission Taxonomy for the EDGAR system. This taxonomy comprises a collection of XML Schema Definition (.xsd) files that defines the structure of EDGAR Reg A submissions.  The Reg A XML submissions can be transmitted to the SEC via the ‘Transmit’ link on the EDGAR FilerWeb (https://www.edgarfiling.sec.gov/) or the ‘Transmit XML Submission’ link on the EDGAR OnlineForms Website (https://www.onlineforms.edgarfiling.sec.gov).

EDGAR Release 19.1 will introduce the following change:

  • A stylesheet text "Not subject to section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934." has been removed.

This is only a stylesheet text change update and no change was made to the schema.