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Txt. vs. XML Sitemap

Google says you can use both

   
4:30 am on Mar 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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According to this page

[google.com...]

a txt file can be submitted instead of an xml file. Any benefits, drawbacks, etc?

Thanks.

11:47 am on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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When Google and the other search engines launched sitemaps they announced txt and xml files would be accepted. Txt files are generally easier to manually create (especially for non-tech people). XML is generally easier to generate with extra data like last modified field for large sites.