LEDES XML formats use XML to document and add invoice content through data segmentation. In LEDES XML, the data relationship is described in segments vs. the traditional view of records. Each segment is a different section of the file that includes defined field that Collaborati might use to update fields in the Collaborati user interface.
Some or all of these formats include fields that accommodate alternative legal billing arrangements, reformulate the presentation of tax information, and account for the complexity of international submissions.
Note: The existence of this XML standard does not 'replace' the 1998B.
You can find additional information about LEDES format specifications can be found at www.ledes.org.