Throw error in load_map if static "file" attribute is used but file does not exist #1439

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..and if the file does not contain [] indicating runtime evaluation of the PathExpression.

The reason this is needed is that otherwise Mapnik prints N warnings of the file not being found for N features. Ensuring files exist at XML load is reasonable and a good way to mitigate peoples logfiles from bloating to the same size as their data the second that a map is rendered which is missing symbol files just due to a typo or permissions error.

@springmeyer springmeyer pushed a commit that closed this issue Aug 23, 2012
Dane Springmeyer load in load_map if image/svg files are not available when not using …
…stock markers or dynamic expressions - closes #1439
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