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Balisage is, most commonly in military applications, the use of dim lighting to enable navigation while not giving away one's position to the enemy. It can also refer, in computer applications, to the use of markup to enable document processing while not "giving away" one's data to proprietary software programs from which it might be hard to extract the data later. This usage may have originated in the fact that the French version of the ISO standard defining SGML, translates the title thus: Presumably in consequence, Balisage is also an annual conference on XML and related markup technologies, held in Montreal since 2007.
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The marking of a route by a system of dim beacon lights enabling vehicles to be driven at near day-time speed, under blackout conditions.
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