Balisage Series on Markup Technologies

ISSN 1947-2609

Volume 10: Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2013

ISBN-13 978-1-935958-06-2

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2013

Montréal, Canada

August 6 - 9, 2013

Balisage is a peer-reviewed conference designed to meet the needs of markup theoreticians and practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of the field. It’s all about the markup: how to create it; what it means; hierarchies and overlap; modeling; taxonomies; transformation; query, searching, and retrieval; presentation and accessibility; making systems that make markup dance (or dance faster to a different tune in a smaller space) — in short, changing the world and the web through the power of markup.


Gold Sponsor

MarkLogic Corporation is a leading provider of infrastructure software for information-centric applications, serving industries including media, government, software, transportation, and healthcare. Its award-winning product, MarkLogic Server, is the industry’s leading XML server and includes technology protected by multiple US patents. MarkLogic is privately held with investors Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. For more information, to download a trial or community version, or to read the award-winning MarkLogic CEO Blog, go to

Silver Sponsor

RenderX provides standalone software products as well as integrated components into larger business solutions, all based on XEP — its original commercial engine. All of its software supports content in multiple languages with simple to complex layouts. It is used to combine text, tables, graphics, and images to generate professional typeset quality print products and enhanced electronic products for distribution with interactive links, bookmarks, and electronic security. For more information or to download a trial version, go to

Oxygen XML Editor

<oXygen/> XML Editor is a cross-platform application available on all the major operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris), either standalone or as an Eclipse plugin. Download a trial version from


Saxonica is the producer of SAXON, the industry-leading XSLT and XQuery engine in Java.



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