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Unknown entity in video sitemap
« on: October 29, 2017, 07:29:03 AM »
Hello,

i have a problem with unknown entities in video xml sitemaps.

Google and Bing both say that there is a problem with
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ö ä ü.

I've replaced these html codes for in the xml file and Google and Bing accepted the xml files, which is a kind of weired, because to me it seems to be a valid xml structure.

And in other xml sitemaps - for example for example sitemap.xml the german letters doesn't cause any problems.

The website is in UTF-8 format. I've also choosed UTF-8 in the xml-sitemap configuration.

If you open the xml file in a browser you also get an error instantly.

Please check: https://www.chrysler-crossfire-forum.de/sitemap_video.xml

Thanks & regards
Re: Unknown entity in video sitemap
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 03:52:56 PM »
Hello,

please let me know your generator URL/login in private message to check this.
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Re: Unknown entity in video sitemap
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 12:25:45 PM »
Some screenshots i couldn't attach to my pn.
Re: Unknown entity in video sitemap
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 02:48:53 PM »
Replied to your PM.
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Re: Unknown entity in video sitemap
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 10:45:21 AM »
Please see PN. I'm using the latest version of xml sitemap generator.

Sitemaps seem to be accepted by Google. Bing generates a XML error in the file sitemap.xml

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Re: Unknown entity in video sitemap
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 06:09:42 PM »
Hello,

can you please post an English error message for this sitemap?
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Re: Unknown entity in video sitemap
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 10:44:57 PM »
English translation:

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Error while downloading sitemap or feed.

An error occured while downloading this sitemap. Please check the sitemap for errors and submit it once again.

The error only occurs in Bing. Google reports no errors for that sitemap.

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Re: Unknown entity in video sitemap
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 05:43:04 AM »
Hello,

it means that bing has issues downloading sitemap, not with the sitemap itself.
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Re: Unknown entity in video sitemap
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 11:01:19 AM »
But why is that? Google doesn't have any problems. Only Bing. And as said before, there wasn't any problem before the update.

Did the sitemap crawling again and submitted the new files again to Bing and Google, but get the same error with Bing again.

Regards
Re: Unknown entity in video sitemap
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 12:44:32 PM »
Looks like it shows the number of URLs processed though, possibly that is an old message that is shown.
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