DRAFT EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (Version 17)
Implementation Date: August 3, 2015
This draft EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification, 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 in their preparation of responses to potential changes the staff anticipates. Since this is a draft technical specification, the SEC retains the right to change any part of the technical specification before the new system release is made final. In addition, the final EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification is subject to Commission approval and may be revised before approval or not approved at all. Similarly, the posting of the draft technical specification does not indicate Commission approval of any pending proposed changes relating to the potential changes reflected in the draft technical specification. The changes outlined in this draft technical specification, if approved, are scheduled to take effect on August 3, 2015. The final version of the technical specification will be made available if approved by the Commission on or about August 3, 2015, on the SEC's Public Website.
This specification provides 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 XML EDGARLink Online submission that can be successfully parsed by the EDGAR system.
The EDGARLink Online Submissions should 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 EDGARLink Online submission types, refer to the EDGAR Filer Manual Volume II available on the SEC's Public Website (http://www.sec.gov).
EDGAR Release 15.2.2 will introduce the following changes to the EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification: