Hi there.  We've been working to get XML Sitemaps automated and tuned so that we get the exact results that we're looking for; however, we're unable to determine why all URLs that include an "&" are being encoded as "&".

Here's a URL example that results in a bad request:

The correct URL is:

I'm interested in knowing if anyone else has ran into this issue and what was done to correct it.  Any help is much appreciated, thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: June 04, 2013, 12:04:34 AM by purchasing14 »

all links in sitemap are "urlencoded" according with sitemaps protocol: [ External links are visible to forum administrators only ]
Per w3c, URL encoding for "&" is "%26", and in this case it's coding it like you would to put an & symbol into HTML code, which is incorrect for this use because it isn't usable by the browser in this format.

Reference: w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp
« Last Edit: June 05, 2013, 04:26:55 PM by purchasing14 »
That document is for *HTML URL Encoding*, which doesn't apply to xml sitemap.