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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (FOR-601) Last modified time of Goggle Sitemap incorrect
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2005 20:30:17 GMT
Rasik Pandey wrote:
>  > The Google Sitemap generated by the GoogleSitemap Plugin creates a 
> last modified time.
>  > However, this is always the time that the file was generated, which 
> is not necessarily the
>  > time the src was last modified.
> 
> It seems to me that this could be classified as a cocoon issue. 

Errr... I'm not sure what you mean. The date is currently inserted by:

<xsl:value-of 
select="java:format(java:text.SimpleDateFormat.new('yyyy-MM-dd'), 
java:util.Date.new())"/>

I'm not sure this could be described as a Cocoon issue, it's an issue 
with the implementation of the plugin.

In my opinion we should not be adding a last-modified time until we can 
add a proper one. This element is optional in the google sitemap and I 
am sure that Google would appreciate no information over and above false 
information.

> Do you 
> think a map:generator could be responsible for adding this or making the 
> info available to the the http header if it has access to the necessary 
> objects. 

There are a number of options:

- create a special generator that adds the last-modified time to 
meta-data based on src file timestamp (as you appear to be suggesting) - 
how would this then make it into the google sitemap?

- extend the link status generator so that it adds the last modified 
time of the src file to its output

- wait till Ferdinand returns and hear what his expeitments at Apache 
Con have turned up

- ???

Ross

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