Footnote Locators

XBRL footnote locators associate a footnote arc with an item, usually a fact, in an XBRL fragment.
The sample XBRL document shown below contains three footnote locators:
<?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.

Href

A reference to a Gepsio HyperlinkReference object that contains the value of the locator’s “href” attribute.
See the section on page 31 called “Footnote Links” for more information on Gepsio HyperlinkReference objects.

Label

A string describing the value of the locator’s “label” attribute.

Last edited Jan 31, 2011 at 12:25 AM by JeffreyFerguson, version 1

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