What could be better than a summer day in Paris? A summer day in Paris packed with XBRL and ESEF, of course!

XBRL Europe, a not for profit organisation affiliated to XBRL International, hosted in Paris its annual conference focusing on the latest developments within XBRL. CtrlPrint’s own ESEF-expert Azhar Zaman held a much appreciated presentation regarding text and block tagging.

Download the presentation here

Key learnings


  • Where is it not possible to use concepts from the ESEF base taxonomy.
  • Minimum 1 anchor per extension
  • Subtotal’s no anchor required

Double Tagging

  • Tag once
  • Sign off once
  • Keep the tags for next year
  • Reduce the amount of extensions

Document output

  • Instant PDF downloads
  • ESEF – XHTML formatted
  • ESEF Excel
    mapping report
  • FCA compliant Zip folder

Review Period

  • 30 day ‘review’ period
  • Tag early to remove bottlenecks
  • Control your audited data