Edgar Online Voluntarily Files Financials in XBRL

Apr 29, 2005


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EDGAR Online, Inc., a provider of business and financial information on global companies to financial, corporate, and advisory professionals, has used its own proprietary technology to voluntarily furnish data in the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format to the SEC in an 8-K exhibit, as a supplement to its 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K. On April 4, the Securities and Exchange Commission began accepting data through its XBRL Voluntary Financial Reporting Program, which encourages companies to submit financial reports in XBRL. EDGAR Online is a founding member of the XBRL International Consortium and EDGAR Online's I-Metrix solution provides complete company financials in XBRL for all U.S. public companies. The company is working with partners such as Microsoft, Hitachi, and Rivet Software. XBRL is a royalty free, open specification that uses XML-based data tags to describe financial data in business reports and databases.
(www.edgar-online.com; www.xbrl.org)