Some web sites have multiple copies of the same content accessed via different URL's. Often, these sites will indicate the preferred version of the content by including a special tag indicating the canonical URL. Sitemap Creator can optionally honor such preferences, and automatically ignore non-canonical URLs.

To enable or disable canonical URL support:

  1. From the Project Properties dialog, click the URL Normalization node.
  2. Check or uncheck the Honor canonical URL's option.

When the option is set, any URL which contain a canonical URL declaration in the page header will be included in the sitemap as normal. If a canonical URL declaration is present however, the URL will be automatically excluded from the site map unless it matches the canonical URL.