My company uses the standalone version but I cannot post there for some reason. This issue plagues the free online scanner to so I felt it would be appropriate to post it here. If not, moderatore please move this post.
We have a blog and links to our blogs rss feeds on our main site. The blog also has links to its own rss feeds on it. The sitemap generator does not appear to understand that feed:// is a base protocal and should not be appended to the current site url.
As it is right now, both our stand alone and the free online one will be scanning a page like [external links are visible to admins only]
It will come accross the feed:// link and will then try to go to that link by appending it to the current site url. so [external links are visible to admins only]
This of course fails evertime and drives our "broken links" count through the roof. Is there a way to tell it to understand that feed:// is an entirely new link protocal and try to treat it the same does the http:// protocal?
To get around this I had to add our feed:// URL to the Exclude URLs: list and for good measure the Do not parse URLs under the configuration tab and the Narrow Indexed Pages Set section but I'd like for our rss feed to show up on the sitemap file if possible.