Footnote Arcs

XBRL footnote arcs associate a fact in the XBRL fragment with a footnote locator in the XBRL fragment.
The sample XBRL document shown below contains one footnote arc:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xbrl 
  xmlns="http://www.xbrl.org/2003/instance" 
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" 
xmlns:fr="http://www.xbrl-fr.org/xbrl/2003-02-29" 
xmlns:link="http://www.xbrl.org/2003/linkbase" 
xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" 
xmlns:ISO4217="http://www.xbrl.org2003/2003/iso4217" 
xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.xbrl-fr.org/xbrl/2003-02-29 fr.xsd">

  <link:schemaRef xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="fr.xsd"/>

  <fr:propertyPlantEquipmentGross precision="4" unitRef="u1" contextRef="c1">1200</fr:propertyPlantEquipmentGross>
  <fr:assetsTotal id="f1" precision="4" unitRef="u1" contextRef="c1">2600</fr:assetsTotal>
  <fr:equityTotal id="f3" precision="4" unitRef="u1" contextRef="c1">1100</fr:equityTotal>
  <fr:liabilitiesTotal id="f2" precision="4" unitRef="u1" contextRef="c1">2600</fr:liabilitiesTotal>

<link:footnoteLink
  xlink:type="extended" xlink:title="1"
    xlink:role="http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/link">
    <link:footnote 
      xlink:type="resource" 
      xlink:label="footnote1" 
      xlink:role="http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/footnote" 
      xml:lang="en">Including the effects of the merger.</link:footnote>
    <link:footnote 
      xlink:type="resource" 
      xlink:label="footnote1"
      xlink:role="http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/footnote" 
      xml:lang="fr">Y compris les effets de la fusion.</link:footnote>
    <link:loc xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="fact1" xlink:href="#f1"/>
    <link:loc xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="fact1" xlink:href="#f2"/>
    <link:loc xlink:type="locator" xlink:label="fact1" xlink:href="#f3"/>
    <link:footnoteArc
     xlink:type="arc"
     xlink:from="fact1" xlink:to="footnote1"
     xlink:title="view explanatory footnote"
     xlink:arcrole="http://www.xbrl.org/2003/arcrole/fact-footnote"/>
  </link:footnoteLink>
  <context id="c1">
    <entity>
      <identifier scheme="http://www.un.org/">Example plc</identifier>
    </entity>
    <period>
      <instant>2001-08-16</instant>
    </period>
    <scenario name="Actual values">
      <fr:scenarioType>actual</fr:scenarioType>
    </scenario>
  </context>
  <unit id="u1"><measure>ISO4217:EUR</measure></unit>
</xbrl>

Each of the properties is described below.

Link

A reference to a Gepsio FootnoteLink object that contains the footnote arc.
See the section on page 22 called “Footnote Links” for more information on Gepsio FootnoteLink objects.

From

A reference to a Gepsio Fact object that contains the fact associated with the footnote arc.
See the section on page 17 called “Facts” for more information on Gepsio Fact objects.

Title

A string describing the title of the footnote arc.

FromId

A string describing the name of the fact associated with the footnote arc.

ToId

A string describing the name of the footnote associated with the footnote arc.
To
A reference to a Gepsio Footnote object that contains the fact associated with the footnote arc.
See the section on page 27 called “Footnotes” for more information on Gepsio Footnote objects.

Last edited Jan 31, 2011 at 12:24 AM by JeffreyFerguson, version 1

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