Having worked with PAN devices for years now I can add my voice that this is a constant and challenging problem. Despite the fact that the PAN can't seem to write consistent XML, it SHOULD be able to. Format differences, re-ordering elements, different syntax between the WebGUI and CLI - it all amounts to poor handling. If you've never seen this issue completely mangle a config audit, you haven't worked with large enough configs for it to cause literally hours of extra work. Please don't pretend something isn't an issue because it's never affected you.
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