|49||49|| Comment: Many people who know enough about XML to make a convincing argument also have the skills needed to change the Mapserver code to add the feature. Instead of trying to convince others you can do it yourself, find a programmer who wants to help, or pay a programmer. Or start by breaking up the code into relevant fragments so others can code part of it while you're working in one corner. A programmer could make !MapServer recognize an XML map file in addition to the current map file format, so XML can be used by those who want it. An improvement is to allow !MapServer to write an XML version of a map file (from either format) in a way which allows use in a script to do conversion.