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RE: [xml-dev] Holographic XML

Dimensions are used extensively with XBRL; which is used for modeling
financial data - both narrative and monetary.  

You can view one example in the proposed updated 2011 US GAAP Financial
Reporting Taxonomy here - http://tiny.cc/hiwio, which currently includes
several hundred hypercubes.  Just about all of the ELRs include one or more

A good example of a hypercube with several axis can be found at element
ByDerivativeInstrumentRiskTable".  This particularly hypercube includes 3
axis.  A company that makes this disclosure may not model it with the 3 axis
in one hypercube but the option is there.  

Current examples of the prior taxonomy in use can be found on the SEC
website.  A good listing and starting point is here -

Personally, I think being able to view multi-dimensional information in 3D
would be very useful and powerful.

J. Louis Matherne
Chief of Taxonomy Development
Financial Accounting Standards Board
LMatherne@fasb.org | 203-956-5229 | www.fasb.org

-----Original Message-----
From: James Fuller [mailto:james.fuller.2007@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 12:27 PM
To: Costello, Roger L.
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Holographic XML

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org>
> Hi Folks,
> Just brainstorming ...
> Consider:
> 1. Holography is where the information about the 3 dimensions is stored in
2 dimensional space.
> 2. I've been told by industry experts that if you're not in the 3-D memory
business in four years, you're not going to be in the memory business.
> http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-08/ru-soc083110.php
> Operating in 3 dimensions seems to be something that will be increasingly
> XML is kind of a 2 dimensional representation of data. How can XML expand
to 3 dimensions?

unsure what you mean, e.g. are you suggesting some 'dimension axis' or
perhaps you want to represent in xml 3 dimensions (svg prob has some
good examples of this along with a host of other markup languages).

James Fuller


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