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Parsing error and leading white space

Postby hucklberry » Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:16 am

I am getting the following errors from Google after submitting my site map URL.
*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.
*Leading whitespace
We've detected that your Sitemap file begins with whitespace. We've accepted the file, but you may want to remove the whitespace so that the file adheres to the XML standard.

I am using a free unix hosting environment with GoDaddy and a banner ad is displayed on every page which is fine with me.

Not sure if that is what is causing the errors.

Here is the site map link:
http://creepyclosets.com/component/opti ... /view,xml/

I have another site using the same set-up but no ad supported hosting on the unix platform and everything seems to work fine.

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Parsing error and leading white space

Postby guilleva » Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:19 pm

Hi, yes that's the reason. GoDaddy is also adding another tags into your sitemap, so it's not going to work.
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