Defining Reporting Requirements
Much of the power of XBRL is derived from the ability to publish reporting requirements in a standard format. A number of additional specifications extend the functionality of the core specifications to provide additional structured reporting constraints, the standardisation of reported units, and to control the versioning of taxonomies.
Different types of business reports have very different requirements for presenting data in a human-readable form. As a result XBRL provides a number of different solutions to the challenge of presenting XBRL data.
The Table Linkbase provides a mechanism for taxonomy authors to define a tabular layout of facts. The resulting tables can be used for both presentation and data entry.