Larry Osterman's WebLog

Confessions of an Old Fogey
Blog - Title

Proofreading...

Proofreading...

  • Comments 7

So this morning, I was reading the PI's Microsoft blog and noticed this post: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo in 'SiteMaps' pact.  Cool!

 

So I went to the Live Search blog post mentioned in the PI article, and went to the Sitemaps.Org site.

I was curious, so I clicked on the protocol link, and found the protocol page.

The very first example of a sitemap was (as of 10:20 PST on November 16, 2006):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">    <url>
      <loc>http://www.example.com/</loc>
      <lastmod>2005-01-01</lastmod>
      <changefreq>monthly</changefreq>
      <priority>0.8</priority>

</urlset>

 

What's wrong with this XML?

Come on guys.  At least make sure your protocol examples are correct before you go live with a major announcement.

 

The good news is that it appears that only the first sitemap example given on the site has the problem.

  • No closing url tag, for shame.

  • Ha :-) Glad to see I wasn't the only one who noticed.

  • ahhh... I'll bite:

    Larry Osterman: Flattening the World ->

    ...  I've had enough "**wierd**" things happen (strange Outlook behaviors, etc) that I decided it would just be safer to reset the world.

    It's **wierd**, I've not reinstalled an OS on my of my machines in a VERY long time (at least a couple of years now), it felt strange.

    Proofreading... yeah...

  • I blame Windows Live Writer - I've gotten used to the squiggly lines.

    And I never said I was perfect.  On the other hand, they rarely issue press releases about my blog content (thank goodness).

  • The closing url tag is missing just before the closing urlset tag. Well spotted Larry, your skim reading is better than mine ;-( I hadn't spotted it when I glanced at it earlier.

  • That's not quite as bad as the Frontpage advertisement that was bragging about their new, cleaner code... and the HTML that they wrote in the ad was malformed.

  • Hi Larry

    Just a quick message to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year. You have certainly deserved one after this last year.

    Missing your blogging - my favourite by a long way.

    Regards

    Johnny

Page 1 of 1 (7 items)