Site map

A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site. Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling - wikipedia

A site map of what links from the English Wikipedia's Main Page -

In its simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, and how important it is, relative to other URLs in the site) so that search engines can more intelligently crawl the site -

The Sitemap protocol format consists of XML tags. All data values in a Sitemap must be entity-escaped. The file itself must be UTF-8 encoded -

One question here is why do we not use these site maps for fediwki-pages? A related question is why we don't have a JSON based version of Sitemaps yet?

If we were to modify the way we store the Fedwiki Sitemap and use the standard HTML version specified in the protocol, but extend it to add features we need for the JSON client then we would have the added benefit of SEO and also a nice index of pages.

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