EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (Version 28)

Implementation Date: September 30, 2019

The EDGARLink Online (ELO) XML Technical specification (Version 28) document details the valid structure and content of the EDGARLink Online (ELO) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) Extensible Markup Language (XML) submission types. This specification provides, to those filers that are interested, a basis for creating XML submissions without the use of the EDGAR OnlineForms/XML Website. The expectation is that software developers, working on behalf of filers, will construct software that will generate an ELO XML submission that can be successfully processed by the EDGAR system.

The EDGARLink Online Submissions must conform to the EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification, namely, the XML schemas. Refer to XML schemas for detailed information on the common XML constructs of the EDGAR Filing submissions. For specific information about the data content of the ELO submission types, refer to the EDGAR Filer Manual Volume II available at sec.gov (https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/edmanuals.htm).

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 4.3 DOCUMENT_TYPE list