Package org.xbrlapi.xlink.handler

Defines XLink event handling required for XBRL DTS discovery.

See: Description

Package org.xbrlapi.xlink.handler Description

Defines XLink event handling required for XBRL DTS discovery.

This package contains a custom XBRL XLink handler and a custom link recogniser tailored to the requirements of XBRL DTS discovery.

Package Specification

The key steps involved in XLink handling to discover an XBRL DTS are set out below:

Once the DTS has been discovered, augment the information in the DTS to ensure that the DTS has a signature (the URLs of the XML documents used to seed the discovery process) and to ensure that the links in it are easily navigated by software that is not XLink enabled. Specifically the XBRL XLink handler needs to:

All of these new id attribute values and elements enable ID-based O(1) link traversal operations within the DTS.

Tricky issues

xbrlapi.org Java library providing XBRL functionality Copyright (C) 2005, Geoffrey Shuetrim (geoff@galexy.net)

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