Re: [gnome-db] Re: GRAND MASTER PLAN

> A general, in som sence complete (supporting complex data types and so
> on), 'report data exchange' standard might exist. But I don't think it
> would be something you could build a good user interface around.
> You could look at XML as beeing 'report data exchange'
> standard. Imagine building a graphical user interface for importing
> any XML file to AbiWord and Gnumeric. For that to be usable it would
> be very complex and therefore unusable to most people.

BIE's Map Builer.  Used in their Business Integration Engine to map to
and from arbitrary constructs.

Don't know if this is applicable to the conversation,  but maybe it will
inspire someone (BIE is a Java app).

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