Balisage Series on Markup Technologies

ISSN 1947-2609

Volume 17: Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016

ISBN-13 978-1-935958-13-0

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016

Washington, DC

August 2 - 5, 2016

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.


Silver Sponsors

Antenna House, Inc. was founded in August of 1984 in Tokyo, Japan, as a software company, focused on data usability. Antenna House, Inc. has led the data conversion sector in Japan since that time. The company currently operates out of four international locations and welcomes new partners from around the globe. For information on the full line of Antenna House XML Products, visit


DeltaXML’s unmatched XML differencing, comparison and merging solutions deliver accurate and reliable identification and management of change within XML documents and data — saving users time and money within their authoring and reviewing processes. To learn more about DeltaXML and our products please visit out website at

IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit membership organization that has been a leader in information technology and publishing since 1966. Idealliance advances core technology to develop standards and best practices to enhance efficiency and speed information across the end-to-end digital media supply chain — creation, production, management, and delivery of knowledge-based multimedia content — digitally and in print.

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

Quark’s software enables organizations to streamline content creation to consumption, deploying content with precision throughout the content lifecycle. Our solutions combine the power of XML with component content management and flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of business-critical communications to the Web, print, and interactive experiences on the latest mobile devices. Financial services firms, manufacturers, airlines, governments and other global organizations rely on Quark solutions to elevate communications to new levels, reduce time to market, ensure compliance and lower costs.



There is nothing so practical as a good theory