Monday, March 31, 2003

OneSource announced the availability of financials from its extensive business content service in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format via its AppLink Software Developers Toolkit. After a somewhat slow start in embracing Web services content delivery, OneSource has adapted an increasingly aggressive stance, and now sees financial analysis as one of its key potential selling advantages. It takes reasonable quantities of usable external content to push these kinds of XML-based standards from the realm of white papers and specs to living, breathing content transports. XBRL is beginning to get some vendor momentum behind it, but some publishers are still struggling to figure out how to support this and similar standards in a way that will protect or enhance existing content revenues. In the world of Content Engineering, it's rarely an issue of just the technical bits...
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