From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org]
On Behalf Of Philippe Wittenbergh
Sent: 01 November 2009 23:05
Subject: Re: [WSG] [OT] Google search/index/webmaster help
Because that file is being served as 'text
On Nov 2, 2009, at 6:58 AM, Adam Smith wrote:
Swami; I'll hazard a guess here and assume you're using Firefox; and
you've done what I did and gone tohttp://maps.unimelb.edu.au/sitemap.xml
, seen a mass of test on screen
Because that file is being served as 'text/html' instead of 'text/xml'
Because that file is being served as 'text/html' instead of 'text/xml' as it
should. That is server misconfiguration. I'm not surprised Googlebot doesn't
pick it up.
yes, quite right, unfortunately, I don't think I can get the CMS to
serve it correctly as xml, however google digested it
How I love this community!
I haven't solved my problems yet, but based on the comments and ideas
I've gathered in the past few days, the site has improved
substantially. This latest comment from Philippe...
On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Philippe Wittenbergh e...@l-c-n.com wrote:
I'm not totally sure about that htmlhead you've used top and bottom of
your *sitemap.xml* file?
It looks suspiciously like regular HTML to me, albeit with an XML extension
I'm a bit of a newbie here, but I've had good success with *this* structure:
Sorry Hassan! It would seem it's been changed.
Andrew's been beavering away, as one does.
His original XML file I downloaded from the same URI as you did:
http://maps.unimelb.edu.au/sitemap.xml, right onto my desktop (it's still
there), and I believe I probably did that a number of hours before
ahh - no.
I did change some stuff on the site, but not the xml file - I suspect
whatever you were looking at it with the first time had to put the
html tags around it just to make sense of it.
On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Swami Neelamber neelam...@gmail.com wrote:
Sorry Hassan! It would
Yes, I know it's off topic, but I really need a hand with a mystifying
problem. I've tried the google forums, but have received no replies.
If there are any listers who understand the free Google Custom Search
Engine, webmaster tools, sitemaps and indexing problems, then I'd
really appreciate you
OK - that's a really interesting comment.
I had, as far as I knew, used the right formatting, the sitemap validates as
XML and Google's webmaster tools accepted it as a valid feed (after a few
I followed this document, which I understand is the definitive source.
Bother! that last reply was supposed to be off list!
Oh well, the discussion had got around to web standards by that point,
so it's fair game.
...and it's a friday afternoon, cut me some slack!!
Thanks to all those who have replied off list. By way of reporting
back to the list, I'll say...
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