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Unformatted text preview: extensible nature; another is their use as markup languages. Taxonomy . Broadly speaking, taxonomy is a way to organize knowledge. Namespace . A namespace is like an XBRL dictionary. Remember what the X stands for: extensible . So, if someone invents a new XBRL term (i.e. extends XBRL), he or she has to let others know what it means. The meaning (definition) of the new term would reside in a namespace. Namespaces have Internet addresses (URLs) just like Web pages. Instance document . An instance document is a specific example of properly tagged XBRL information. For example, a publicly traded company might mark up its balance sheet with XBRL tags. The balance sheet, then, would be an instance document....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course ACCT 01 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '12 term at Howard.
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