This page includes an overview of Altova’s support for XBRL (the Extensible Business Reporting Language), including a technical white paper (pdf download) that provides an introduction to XBRL and how it’s supported in Altova’s tools.
When combined with Altova’s support for other XML standards such as Open XML, it’s possible to do some pretty amazing things, e.g., advanced financial reporting and analysis using XBRL and Excel, without having to write code or become an expert in all XBRL details.
A couple screen shots from Altova – XBRL in XMLSpy:
And in StyleVision:
See the Altova white paper for more details and examples.