Balisage Series on Markup Technologies

ISSN 1947-2609

Volume 3: Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009

ISBN-13 978-0-9824344-2-0

ISBN-10 0-9824344-2-1

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009

Montréal, Canada

August 11 - 14, 2009

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.


MarkLogic Corporation is a leading provider of infrastructure software for information-centric applications, serving industries including media, government, software, transportation, and healthcare. MarkLogic was recently named the fourth-fastest growing information technology company in Silicon Valley. The company’s 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

The FLWOR Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the development of open source software. The purpose is to make the Web “programmable”. That is, the development of Web-based applications should become much simpler. Furthermore, those applications should become easier to operate, maintain, and extend. XML and XQuery are fundamental tools for a programable Web. To this end, FLWOR develops a new platform for the development of Web-based applications. For more information, please, see:

The FLWOR foundation’s support for the Balisage Student Support Awards has helped several students participate in the symposium and conference.



There is nothing so practical as a good theory