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How XBRL Works

A 6 minute video which shows how XBRL works. (This is my first attempt at creating videos)

Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 07:26AM by Registered CommenterCharlie in | Comments6 Comments

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Thanks for your new video, "How XBRL Works."

The transmission is clean and clear from a technical standpoing. And, above all, your comments frame the broad topic well.

I hope you will soon move on to Hollywood and get the major studios to spread the word on XBRL.

I have added your video to our archives at:
www.XBRLnetwork.com and www.XBRLvideos.com

May 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiles Jennings
Thank you! You have taken 6 minutes to get across what takes me 6 weeks in my class.
May 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteven Hornik
Thanks for the video Charlie, it's a great explanation for people new to XBRL. Well done.
May 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDarrell Heaps
Hi Charlie -- great stuff. Just for the benefit of anyone that doesn't know Charlie, this is the *slowest* I've ever heard him speak in 8 years. Usually you get more ideas per minute ;-)

Now, take this to the *next* step, and capture the rendering *and* the XBRL, via the new Inline XBRL specification, which is currently a public working draft.

Inline XBRL is a way of mixing XBRL and XHTML, so that preparers can get their messages across, rendered the way they want to see it, and *structured* with XBRL. The combination is pretty powerful and I expect that many corporate filings and web sites will use this new, optional module for getting their messages across to investors, analysts and other users of their performance data.

As you know, you can nest tags with Inline, which means that you can "block tag" the paragraph and "data tag" the facts inside the paragraph, and get *all* that information into your instance document.

Anyway -- let me know if you want me to extend your example here as Inline and I'll try to get around to it in the next couple of weeks. You have a much better speaking manner, so I'd love to see you have a crack at it!

See you soon...


John Turner
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Turner
Hi CHarlie,
Good stuff as usual. Like John, it took me a while to recognise the voice. At first I thought you had someone do the voiceover.

Not sure if it is your recording or my sound settings but initially it did not sound like your voice. It was a bit too bassy and a little hard to hear. You may need to adjust some settings to get a cleaner sound.

I wish I had thought of a similar approach when I was trying to teach the basics to my students a few years ago.


May 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJIim Richards
good post
i like it
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