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Sitemap Rendering
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lenwood

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Msg#: 3556067 posted 6:11 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi All, we just installed Google's Python sitemap generation script on one of our sites. The sitemap is generated, but when I open it in a browser it gets displayed as XML code. Does anyone know how important it is to have this properly display in a browser? I'm probably just being paranoid but I want to maximize the benefit of sitemap submissions.

Thanks,
Chris

 

Brett_Tabke

WebmasterWorld Administrator brett_tabke us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3556067 posted 6:21 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

It could indicate a couple of things:

- browser file extension handling not set right.
- server not sending out the correct mime type for the file.

try a different browser.

Check your server headers on the send and look at the mime type. Then see if your browser is also configured correctly to handle xml.

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