Author Topic: PHP XML Sitemap Generator - Problem with special characters (umlauts)  (Read 4392 times)

dLehr

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Hi,

I use your XML Sitemap Generator Script too and i have noticed that the script have problems with umlauts like ö,ä,ü.

Is there a way to fix this problem?

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Elmar

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Please tell me the Website that I can test and fix it. You can send it as private message.

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dLehr

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Hi,

Thank you for the fast support,

the website is: http://www.lmdfdg.at/

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I dont find an URL with an umlaut on that website.

dLehr

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Please Look here:

http://www.lmdfdg.at/top-suchanfragen.php

You can check also the /sitemap.xml

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The umlaute in the URLs are for example ü for ü. The sitemap script seems to work fine with this.

dLehr

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Sure;

But if you follow the url from sitemap.xml (copy & paste) it don't work correctly.

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You cannot copy and paste such URL, because the "&" of "¨" is encoded for XML to "&". When you use a software to read the URL from the sitemap.xml, then the software decodes the "&" back to "&".

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dLehr

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Ok,

So you say that the sitemap is correctly and readable for the search engines like Google?

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I give no guarantee that my sitemap is correct.

Just run a validity check to be sure. There are websites that are doing such checks.

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