Draft EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (Version 28)

Implementation Date: September 30, 2019

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 September 30, 2019. The final version of the technical specification will be made available if approved by the Commission on or about September 30, 2019 at sec.gov.

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 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