Google Parsing Error

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Google Parsing Error

Postby dfurgason » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:30 pm

Google is generating a parsing error when trying to read the sitemap for our (

Any idea how I can fix this:
Google error message:
Parsing error:
We were unable to read your Sitemap. It may contain an entry we are unable
to recognize. Please validate your Sitemap before resubmitting.

Sample code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!-- Sitemap File Generated by at Wed, 30
Mar 2016 16:04:54 +0200 -->
<urlset xmlns=""

Thank you

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Re: Google Parsing Error

Postby michael » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:01 am


thanks for the bug report.

we have not changed the output of the XML but for some reason validators started complaining about the order
in which the properties are listed in the XML file.

We changed the order to match the XSD and all validators report "valid".

Let me know if this has solved your issue!

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Re: Google Parsing Error

Postby Natuurgadgets » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:02 pm

I have the same message on my latest sitemap (14Th of July 16). What can I do?

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