XML variants, also known as XML dialects, are specialized versions of the XML (Extensible Markup Language) format that are designed for specific purposes or applications. These variants can be used to create specialized bots, such as sitemap bots, which are used to automatically generate and maintain sitemaps for websites.
A sitemap is a document that lists all the pages on a website, along with their URLs and other metadata. Sitemap bots are used to automatically create and maintain sitemaps for websites, by regularly crawling the site and adding new pages and updates to the sitemap. XML variants can be used to create sitemap bots by providing a standardized format for the sitemap document, allowing the bot to accurately parse and interpret the information contained in the sitemap. This makes it easier to automatically generate and maintain sitemaps, and ensures that the sitemap is always up-to-date and accurate.
Fields: DD DL DT (href add_date last_visit last_modified)
Fields: url loc priority
Fields: text title xmlUrl
Fields: category pattern template (srai | random)