would it be possible once a tour has been created and the xml code been modified by the user to place some protection tags around own code to not get it overwritten the next time the tour is created again (maybe due to new panos added, or just tesing)?
it's not the autopano has to place the protect tags but recognize them and keep the code between.
own xml code
May I suggest that you post your request in the correct place? It is more likely to be noticed here:http://www.kolor.com/forum/f38-panotour-future