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paypal311

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Google Sitemap Validation fails
« on: February 01, 2008, 10:34:36 PM »
I created a very simple sitemap

[external links are visible to admins only]

But Google will not accept the file. I can't figure out the reason why.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Peter

PS: Submitting the sitemap from your online tool works. But unfortunately not the standalone version.

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Re: Google Sitemap Validation fails
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 09:09:51 AM »
seems like Google has a problem with the header

I changed the header to

<urlset xmlns="[external links are visible to admins only]">

and now it works.

Peter

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Re: Google Sitemap Validation fails
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 09:29:40 AM »
Hello Peter,

it should work with default sitemap header, can you make a copy of "old" sitemap on your host so that I can check it?
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