Etymology[ edit ] A page from an textbook displaying the alphabet. As a result, the recitation of the alphabet would end in "X, Y, Z, and per se and". This last phrase was routinely slurred to "ampersand" and the term had entered common English usage by Figures 1 through 6 The modern ampersand is virtually identical to that of the Carolingian minuscule.
Encapsulates information about all of the Sitemaps in the file. It does not correspond to the time that any of the pages listed in that Sitemap were changed. The value for the lastmod tag should be in W3C Datetime format.
By providing the last modification timestamp, you enable search engine crawlers to retrieve only a subset of the Sitemaps in the index i.
This incremental Sitemap fetching mechanism allows for the rapid discovery of new URLs on very large sites. Back to top Other Sitemap formats The Sitemap protocol enables you to provide details about your pages to search engines, and we encourage its use since you can provide additional information about site pages beyond just the URLs.
However, in addition to the XML protocol, we support RSS feeds and text files, which provide more limited information. Generally, you would use this format only if your site already has a syndication feed. Note that this method may not let search engines know about all the URLs in your site, since the feed may only provide information on recent URLs, although search engines can still use that information to find out about other pages on your site during their normal crawling processes by following links inside pages in the feed.
Make sure that the feed is located in the highest-level directory you want search engines to crawl. Search engines extract the information from the feed as follows: Use of the modified date field is optional. Text file You can provide a simple text file that contains one URL per line.
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If you site includes more than 50, URLs, you can separate the list into multiple text files and add each one separately.
The text file must use UTF-8 encoding. You can specify this when you save the file for instance, in Notepad, this is listed in the Encoding menu of the Save As dialog box.
The text file should contain no information other than the list of URLs. The text file should contain no header or footer information.
If you would like, you may compress your Sitemap text file using gzip to reduce your bandwidth requirement.
You can name the text file anything you wish. Sample text file entries are shown below. A Sitemap file located at http:are characters # or & allowed in xml? Ask Question.
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I am creating XML file using XMLDocument, but when XML node get '&' as data, it converting in "Ampersand(&)amp;" but i need actual value that is '&', Can anyone please tell me how can I achieve it? Your support for our advertisers helps cover the cost of hosting, research, and maintenance of this FAQ.
The XML FAQ — Frequently-Asked Questions about the Extensible Markup Language. @Dariusz G. Jagielski: While I have nothing against modern XML parsers - if you work with XML in a database (e.g. ms/pg), you'll see that not every piece of software is using modern xml parsers.
A Technical Introduction to XML. October 3, Norman Walsh. Author's Note: It is somewhat remarkable to think that this article, which appeared initially in the Winter edition of the World Wide Web Journal was out of date by the time the final XML Recommendation was approved in February.