Sitemap <urlset> addresses should now be https://

Started by ITZAP, September 26, 2018, 08:38:31 PM


Hi Thomas,
A small technical point, maybe insignificant, but sitemap.xml code produced by "A1 Sitemap Generator v9.1.0 Pro" begins with these 2 lines:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="">

I suggest that you might now update those URL references to SSL secured https://

Gary, IT ZAP Website Design Works.


Hi Gary,

Will think about it... Although the official examples still use http:// innstead of https:// for pointing-to the schemas ...

And checking some threads at Google forums from 2017, then GWT even reports it as an error...  (Add to that - sitemaps generated in A1SG has to work for a wider range of services consuming XML sitemaps which expect the namespace ID string to be using http://)


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