I have two related questions.

To start, in a robots.txt file can you just put the following for sitemap:

Sitemap: www.example.com

Or do you have to have:

Sitemap: http://www.example.com


Sitemap: https://www.example.com

My second question is the same thing but for the lines of a txt sitemap file?

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Either you've got

Sitemap: https://example.com/sitemap.xml


Sitemap: https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml

You can't do without TLS, and you're either www or non-www.

Your robots.txt should reflect what is accurate.

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    Thank you good sir
    – Trevor
    Commented Dec 30, 2021 at 8:08
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