published Apr '08
The purpose of this document is to detail the architecture of the XBRL US GAAP Taxonomies v1.0 (version 1.0). The document also explains the design rationale and how the architecture satisfies the version 1.0 requirements. The intended audience of this document is a technical user familiar with XBRL, other specifications and modules of XBRL, XML Schema and XSLT stylesheets, etc. It is not intended as a tutorial. Business users may be interested in this document and it is written such that a business user familiar with the technologies (XBRL, XML Schema, XSLT, etc) will be comfortable with this document.