Sitemap index file doesn't properly declare the namespace

When testing my sitemap.xml with google I constantly get:

Your Sitemap or Sitemap index file doesn’t properly declare the namespace. Expected: Found:

How in the world do I fix this?

Here is a copy of my current sitemap:

Doesn’t appear you have a site map at all for the domain. produces a 404 Not Found error.

How have you created your site map?

He’s got it here:

I did notice that Brent’s sitemap has an extra address in the “urlset” field. I don’t know if that’s meaningful, but just comparing it to my own (or the Realmac one, for example -

The former has:


The latter has:
<urlset xmlns="">

Like I said, I don’t know if that matters or not. I just use the default sitemap in RW, I don’t know if Brent is using one generated from another tool?

I just recently uploaded a new one which I used a web service to generate for me, and it cleared the Google test.
The sitemap in my dropbox I had went to the trouble of adding href lang tags and for some reason was giving me the above error after the google test.
So now I got a sitemap that passes the test but I’m also wanting to define languages for my website and I apparently am out of my league on that.

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