Feb 2009 CTP

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Released: Jan 31, 2009
Updated: Mar 15, 2010 by JeffreyFerguson
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Release Notes

Welcome

Welcome to the Feb 2009 CTP. Here is a partial list of changes made since the last CTP. Please see the Users Guide for more complete information.

Support for Additional XML/XBRL Data Types

  • Added support for the shares simple type.
  • Added support for the sharesItemType complex type.
  • Added support for the tokenItemType complex type.

Support for XBRL Elements

  • Added support for the <divide> element within <unit> elements in accordance with section 4.8.3 of the XBRL Specification.
  • Added support for processing <annotation>, <appinfo> and <linkbaseRef> nodes in XBRL schemas. The previous CTP only honored <element> nodes in XBRL schemas.
  • Added support for loading and processing external linkbase markup documents referenced by <linkbaseRef … href=”” …> tags found in XBRL schemas.

New Classes

  • Added the LinkbaseDocument class.
  • Added the Locator class.
  • Added the DefinitionArc class.
  • Added the DefinitionLink class.
  • Added the CalculationArc class.
  • Added the CalculationLink class.
  • Added the SummationConcept class.

New Class Properties

  • Added the Ratio property to the Unit class.
  • Added the LinkbaseDocuments property to the XbrlSchema class.
  • Added the Decimals property to the Fact class.
  • Added the PrecisionSpecified property to the Fact class.
  • Added the DecimalsSpecified property to the Fact class.
  • Added the NilSpecified property to the Fact class.

Miscellaneous

  • Added support for multiple measures on a unit (see “Accessing Unit Measures” on page 42 for more information on a breaking change from the previous version).
  • Instances of facts defined as being in essence alias relationships are now checked to ensure that the fact instances are context equal, parent equal and unit equal, in accordance with section 4.10 of the XBRL 2.1 specification.
  • Added support for checking two facts to determine whether or not they are context equal.
  • Added support for checking two facts to determine whether or not they are parent equal.
  • Added support for checking two facts to determine whether or not they are unit equal.
  • Added support for checking two contexts to determine whether or not they are structure equal.

Passed Conformance Tests

The Feb 2009 CTP passes all of the 42 unit tests passed by the Jan 2009 CTP as well as an additional 26 unit tests in the XBRL-CONF-CR3-2007-03-05 conformance suite, for a total of 68 passed conformance tests.

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