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XBRL Example

November 10, 2008
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Below is an example footnote shown in varying ways as a method of describing what XBRL is. The one described as “Structured for Global Meaning” is representative of what XBRL is.

Unstructured Text

Inventories consisted of finished products, work in process, raw materials and fuel and were valued at lower of cost or market using the LIFO method. Inventories totaled $72.5 million and $67.9 million at December 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively. The value of inventory calculated by the LIFO method approximates the value using the average cost method.

Structured Text


Inventories consisted of finished products, work in process, raw materials and fuel and were valued at lower of cost or market using the LIFO method. Inventories totaled $72.5 million and $67.9 million at December 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively. The value of inventory calculated by the LIFO method approximates the value using the average cost method.

Structured For Presentation


Inventories
Inventories consisted of finished products, work in process, raw materials and fuel and were valued at lower of cost or market using the LIFO method. Inventories totaled $72.5 million and $67.9 million at December 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively. The value of inventory calculated by the LIFO method approximates the value using the average cost method.

Structured For Meaning


finished products, work in process, raw materials, fuel
at lower of cost or market
LIFO
$72,500,000
$67,900,000

Structured for Global Meaning

finished products, work in process, raw materials, fuel
at lower of cost or market
LIFO
72500000
67900000

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