Thank you so much for getting my HTTPS only website xml-sitemaps working properly!
I thought it might be nice if I let anyone searching for why SSL may not work properly. Oleg with xml-sitemaps got the software working using SSL v2 rather than the current SSL v3.
I happen to host the site that had the problem on SiteGround. So when I put in a trouble ticket to ask why SSL v 3 wasn't available on Siteground, this was their response:
"The SSLv3 was disabled on our servers due to a recent vulnerability called Poodle. Still, I can assure you that once this version is stable and secure our system administrators will apply the necessary changes for you."
Also, Oleg is the best.. He responded to my plea for help in such a manner that didn't make me feel like a fool and as importantly, he got it working very promptly!
I highly recommend xml-sitemaps for any SSL only site, now that Google is putting a priority on them
Best 'net regards,