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Re: [xml-dev] Is "markup" a noun or a verb? Do you "markup data" or "wrap data in tags"?

On Sep 12, 2008, at 3:37 PM, Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre wrote:
> When Balisage wanted a subtitle to tell people what the
> conference was actually about, we chose
>  "Balisage:The Markup Conference".
> Sounded good to us, because we wanted to express that it was more
> than "Balisage: The XML Conference" since it was perfectly
> fine to talk about microformats, SGML, non-XML-based mashups
> and clouds, out-of-line-markup, LMNL, etc. But it left a lot of
> people wondering what the conference WAS about, and we have had
> some very odd email reactions and a bunch of business types
> who do not view the UBL and other tag-related things that
> they do as "markup". Markup is for text, not data is some eyes.
> Odd old world.

You could call it the Recursive Organization of Content. It would be  
much more fun go to a ROC conference.

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