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sitemap validating?
« on: August 25, 2010, 02:26:16 PM »
I have a sitemap, that is using the "&" sign in some of the url's...
Do I use "&" or "%26" to replace those or something else?
Reason for asking:
When I do a validation using either &, & or %26, I get this returned:
Code: [external links are visible to admins only]
Schema validating with XSV 3.1-1 of 2007/12/11 16:20:05

    * Target: http://www.worldofrugs.com/sitemap.xml
         (Real name: http://www.worldofrugs.com/sitemap.xml
          Length: 39914 bytes
          Last Modified: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:15:17 GMT
          Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0)
    * docElt: {http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84}urlset
    * schemaLocs: http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84 -> http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84/sitemap.xsd
    * The schema(s) used for schema-validation had
        no errors
    * The target was not assessed

Low-level XML well-formedness and/or validity processing output

Error: Expected > at end of entity declaration, but got -
 in unnamed entity at line 81 char 5 of http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=156184 has no elements???
Error: can't retrieve "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd": 503 Service Unavailable due to Unknown abuse from requesting IP
Error: Couldn't open dtd entity http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd
 in unnamed entity at line 1 char 122 of http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84/
http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84/ has no elements???

Schema resources involved

Attempt to load a schema document from
 (source: schemaLoc) for

Attempt to load a schema document from
 (source: docElt) for

So I'm kind of unsure if this validated now or not and if not, what's wrong?
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Re: sitemap validating?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 05:21:41 PM »

the sitemap looks ok and validator is having issues sometimes, please try to submit your sitemap.xml to google:
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