W3C announced Web Platform Docs, which promises to be a valuable new resource for web developers of all levels. Imagine a single site that you can depend on for up-to-date, accurate, and browser and device neutral answers and advice for both simple and complex questions. It is brand new and “alpha” but already useful. Below is info from their announcement and a short video. For those of us that prefer textual info see this blog post from Doug Schepers: http://blog.webplatform.org/2012/10/one-small-step/
W3C, in collaboration with Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera, and others, announced today the alpha release of Web Platform Docs (docs.webplatform.org). This is a new community-driven site that aims to become a comprehensive and authoritative source for web developer documentation. With Web Platform Docs, web professionals will save time and resources by consulting with confidence a single site for current, cross-browser and cross-device coding best practices.
Rivet Software, the provider of XBRL financial reporting and analytics solutions, announced the release of Dragon View 6.0. Dragon View 6.0 empowers business users to review and verify XBRL information. Dragon View 6.0 supports all review procedures within SOP09-1, the AICPA’s Agreed-Upon Procedures for XBRL. Dragon View 6.0 gives both public companies and auditors the ability to conduct quality and assurance checks of XBRL data and create the necessary external review and verification documentation. The SEC released a Staff Observations report on June 15, 2011 detailing common issues found in XBRL filings. Dragon View 6.0 gives business users a way to automate the review of these issues and improve accuracy and consistency across the entire filing. Dragon View 6.0 is now available in two packaging options. For companies with an existing XBRL creation tool, Dragon View can be purchased as a stand-alone review and verification solution. Rivet Software’s full auditing package includes Dragon View and CoreFiling’s Magnify, the world’s leading independent XBRL validation tool. http://www.rivetsoftware.com/
Rhapsody Accounting and Advisory Services launched i-file.in, the end to end XBRL software application as well as XBRL tagging services online tool. i-file.in is specially designed to take care of the XBRL filing requirements for‚Äî large enterprises; Practicing Chartered Accountant (CA) or Company Secretary (CS); or a BPO/ KPO or an outsourcing Accounting firm. The basic features of the XBRL software tool are‚Äî cloud computing technology for universal access; multiuser under single license software; Unrestricted multiple filings; User friendly interfaces; Tagging; Review reports; Audit module; Project management; and Role based logins. The output of the entire conversion to XBRL entails generation of Instance document in XML format (machine readable). The output from any Software needs to get validated by the MCA validation tool. The MCA validation tool is based on the Taxonomy specified by MCA (available on MCA website), MCA 21 Business rules (More than 700 in number including all dependencies), and technical specifications of XBRL international and MCA. http://www.rhapsody-services.com
Alterian announced that its Content Manager Mobile solution has been enhanced with an HTML5 Optimiser. This feature allows the development of mobile sites completely in HTML5. Smartphones that support HTML5 will benefit from its features; mobile devices that do not support HTML5 will be supplied with an automatically optimised page in a device compatible mark-up. The Alterian Content Manager Mobile solution is powered by bemokoLive – the mobile web software development platform. bemoko and Alterian joined forces in January 2010 to address pain points that organisations face today, namely how to support the growing population of mobile users through a compelling mobile experience, whilst at the same time tackling the shifting sands of new mobile devices, formats and operating systems.http://www.alterian.com/ http://bemoko.com
CompSci Resources, LLC, a leading provider of XBRL software and services, reported that it is making available to the public its XBRL taxonomy search tool to assist issuers and mutual funds generate their XBRL submissions to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This free tool allows public companies and mutual funds to search for any concept within a selected taxonomy and display all applicable information associated for a selected concept. CompSci’s XBRL taxonomy search tool works with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s U.S. GAAP and Mutual Fund Risk/Return Taxonomies. http://www.compsciresources.com
NuMobile, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Stonewall Networks, Inc., has released the Xidget toolset. Stonewall is working to have Xidget become a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard. Xidget is a fragment of the eXtensible Markup Language commonly referred to as XML. Stonewall developed Xidget as a toolset that utilizes a subset of XML during the development phase of Stonewall’s core product Cornerstone. The Xidget toolset is used to handle graphical calls at the user level to and from the internet. Other enhancements will include improving the time during the design and development life cycle. www.xidget.com
Hundreds of executives from 38 countries convened in Brussels, Belgium this week during XBRL22 to discuss the continued global expansion of XBRL. One of the significant announcements made during the conference was in the area of insurance – the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has chosen XBRL as the Uniform Format for Solvency II insurance reporting across Europe, as announced by Gilles Maguet, Secretary-General of XBRL Europe, the regional body for XBRL jurisdictions in the European Union. http://www.xbrl.org