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From Rasik Pandey <>
Subject Re: Add support for Googles sitemap protocol?
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 18:18:37 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:

>> Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
>> Good point. However, I don't think OAI has a "minimal" form, I did some 
>> preliminary research into it a few months ago. Let me check it out, I'll 
>> report back.
>> However, I'd still like to see support for Google sitemaps since we can 
>> do it very quickly and it is more "approachable" than OAI since everyone 
>> knows Google.
>> If we go for the Google format, I'd like to suggest to use slightly
>> more than the minimum format in this form (as documented in
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>> <urlset xmlns="">
>>    <url>
>>       <loc>;desc=vacation_usa</loc>
>>       <lastmod>2004-11-23</lastmod>
>>    </url>
>> </urlset>
>> and include the 'lastmod' right away as that would be the key to speedy
>> updates. Can we do that?

Why not use rss2.0 as the format ?

> I'd recomend getting the minimal done, then looking at a way of getting 
> the lastmod as well.

What do you consider the minimal? In rss <pubDate> and <link> ?

>> Did you see that Google wants the urls to be url encoded? Does our
>> XSLT-engine have a function for that?

Why not use the


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