Validating 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 from the links below:

There are a number of tools available to help you validate the structure of your Sitemap based on these schemas. You can find a list of XML-related tools at each of the following locations:

In order to validate your News Sitemap file against a schema, the XML file will need additional headers as shown below:

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