Validate a News sitemap

The following XML schemas define the elements and attributes that can appear in a News sitemap file. A News sitemap can contain both News-specific elements and core sitemap elements. You can download the schemas:

You can use different tools to help you validate the structure of your sitemap based on these schemas. Here's a list of XML-related tools:

To validate your News sitemap file against a schema, the XML file needs additional headers, as shown below:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>

<urlset xmlns=""







</urlset><?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> <urlset xmlns="" xmlns:news="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation=""> <url> ... </url> </urlset

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