EDGAR Reg A XML Technical Specification (Version 1.8)

Implementation Date: September 30, 2019

The EDGAR Reg A XML Technical Specification (Version 1.8) 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 19.3 will introduce the following changes:

  • Added a new Exhibit EX-96 to eis_common.xsd schema file
  • Added EX-96 to section 4.7 DOCUMENT_TYPE list