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URL Encoded Sitemap.XML Breaks Browser

URL Encoding creates compliant Sitemap.xml but breaks in browser.

3:47 am on Feb 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Creating compliant sitemaps requires URL encoding, but encoding some URLs breaks them completely.

Browswer should be able to handle, but if it can't then a search engine cant.

Not Encoded:


I've never had a compliance issue before. Nothing in sitemaps.org to reference.

Thanks for the help!

[edited by: httpwebwitch at 9:01 pm (utc) on Feb. 26, 2009]
[edit reason] examplified URLs [/edit]

6:49 pm on Feb 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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