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XBRL International, a global consortium of more than 200 accounting, technology and financial service organizations, releases version 2.1 of extensible business reporting language (XBRL), a protocol for electronic financial reporting ( www.xbrl.org/newsandevents/index.asp?sid=4 ). The new implementation will make it easier for software developers to create XBRL tools that work without major modifications to operating systems.

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