This exact bug is being reported by others in the Google webmaster forum. It may be an actual bug & you might want to report it there.


If you are using server side rendering (which doesn't rely on JavaScript), you should be able to use any crawler. The most popular are probably: wget - free open source, command line based, use the recursive (-r) option Screaming Frog - requires payment after 500 pages, Windows GUI Of course there are hundreds of other options if you search for "web ...


Have you looked at the Status column? It should show "Success" if Google reads it correctly as well as the last date Google read your sitemap. Just as an FYI, there's lots of comments here regarding the Sitemap Paradox. It might be beneficial for you to read through that discussion.

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