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[http://www.bheap.co.uk/about/ross.html#about-me Ross McDonald]
 
[http://www.bheap.co.uk/about/ross.html#about-me Ross McDonald]
  
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== Problem ==
 
Enable the automatic generation of sitemap.xml from existing HTML by specifying a minimal amount of semantic information.
 
Enable the automatic generation of sitemap.xml from existing HTML by specifying a minimal amount of semantic information.
  
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Currently the alternative is to either write a site map manually, or supply information to a generator (the said data being disconnected from your site).
 
Currently the alternative is to either write a site map manually, or supply information to a generator (the said data being disconnected from your site).
  
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== Existing standards ==
 
The [http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html sitemap] protocol is very simple.
 
The [http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html sitemap] protocol is very simple.
  

Revision as of 11:57, 20 April 2012

<entry-title>Sitemap</entry-title>

Authors

Ross McDonald

Problem

Enable the automatic generation of sitemap.xml from existing HTML by specifying a minimal amount of semantic information.

Countless sites contain HTML navigation constructs which already detail parts of the information required to build a sitemap file. Typically these constructs leverage link elements which conveniently expose an 'href' attribute. Add a way to specify 'priority' and maybe 'changefreq' and enough would be in place for machines to build a site map.

Currently the alternative is to either write a site map manually, or supply information to a generator (the said data being disconnected from your site).

Existing standards

The sitemap protocol is very simple.

Per the microformats The microformats process: