This parameter controls whether sitemap.xml files listed in
are used during a web crawl.
The default value is false i.e. do not try to process sitemap.xml files during a crawl.
sitemap.xml files should be used:
With this setting the Funnelback web crawler will check the
robots.txt files for each web server that
passes the crawl include patterns. If the
robots.txt file contains any
directives these will be processed, including any sitemap index files and compressed
The Funnelback webcrawler will not currently take note of any
<lastmod>elements in the
sitemap.xmlfiles - standard incremental crawling can still be used to avoid downloading any content which has not changed, based on its content length.
crawler.max_individual_frontier_sizeparameter is defined and non-empty then this will be used as a limit on the total number of URLs that will be extracted from the sitemap file(s) for any individual site.
All URLs extracted from sitemaps will be processed in the same way as links extracted while crawling normal web pages e.g. they will be run through the loading policy. This means they will be checked against relevant
robots.txtrules, include and exclude patterns etc.