So this morning, I was reading the PI's Microsoft blog and noticed this post: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo in 'SiteMaps' pact. Cool!
I was curious, so I clicked on the protocol link, and found the protocol page.
The very first example of a sitemap was (as of 10:20 PST on November 16, 2006):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> <url>
What's wrong with this XML?
Come on guys. At least make sure your protocol examples are correct before you go live with a major announcement.
The good news is that it appears that only the first sitemap example given on the site has the problem.