DRAFT EDGAR CF Portal XML Technical Specification (Version 1)
Implementation Date: January 25, 2016
This draft EDGAR CF Portal 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 EDGAR CF Portal 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 January 25, 2016. The final version of the technical specification will be made available if approved by the Commission on or about January 25, 2016, on the SEC's Public Website.
This specification provides the basis for creating the aforementioned submission types for CF Portal XML submissions. Filers must use this technical specification to generate a CF Portal XML submission that can be successfully parsed by the EDGAR system.
The CF Portal submission file must conform to the EDGAR CF Portal Submission Taxonomy. This taxonomy is comprised of a collection of XML Schema Definition (.xsd) files that define the structures of EDGAR CF Portal submissions. The CF Portal XML submissions can be transmitted to the SEC via the EDGAR FilerWeb (https://www.edgarfiling.sec.gov/) or the "Transmit XML Submission" option from the EDGAR OnlineForms/XML Website (https://www.onlineforms.edgarfiling.sec.gov).