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Introduction in English

XML Sweden is an IT consulting company specialized in the XML data storage and exchange format and connected standards. Our interest in XML began in spring 1997, while it still was a draft, and the company was formally started that summer. Since then we have worked with XML fulltime and have kept a watchful eye on the development of standards and tools. This background gives us a unique position as one of the leading XML consultants in Sweden. We arrange courses and seminars in XML standards and tools. We also build XML applications.

To be able to send XML documents between organizations we have recently engaged in handling of electronic signatures. In a world where companies play a decisive role sending and receiving signed and especially encrypted documents, the companies must be so called top nodes distributing signatures to their emplyees. If the signing of documents would be realized by Swedish "e-legitimation" distibuted by swedish banks, only supervised by the employee or the bank, the companies will lose control of the signed documents. Furthermore the companies must be able to govern the use of the distributed electronic signatures by binding them to roles with given rights. Such roles can only be defined by the company itself and not possibly by any central state authority. During the year coming we will develop our arguments in these issues.

First in the world to be certified by XII

On the 16th of May 2012 Erik Mjöberg, Project Manager at XML Sweden, was first in the world to be certified by XBRL international, Inc. (XII).

Bolagsverket (The Swedish Companies Registration Office) works for a standard chart of accounts defined in XBRL

2019-06-17 Erik Mjöberg has presented a report to the Swedish Companies Registration Office: What standard requirements should be placed on the financial data flow from transaction to final report? directed at the Nordic Smart Government (NSG) project. The standard requirements include the use of a standard chart of accounts defined in XBRL.

The Swedish Companies Registration Office has decided to submit the report to the NSG project.


XBRL (eXtensible Business Report Language) is now a central format on the web. It is an XML format that was initially used for financial and inventory information. However, XBRL's major use will be for sustainability information. The European Commission has invested heavily in sustainability information (ESG, Environmental Social Governmental) being defined in XBRL. There are already regulations for large investors and large companies to be applied from 1 January 2024. By 2027, all components of a company's operations and processes will be defined at EU level in XBRL. This makes the companies comparable at the component level. European companies, large and small, that want to be subject to investment by capital-rich stakeholders should ensure that they comply with the EU's ESG standard. This also applies to non-European companies that want to export to the EU. The European Commission has already announced tariffs for such companies, if they do not comply with ESG climate requirements.