I see that there is a 1.xml file generated in the sites/default/files/xmlsitemap folder, but I do not see a file in the Drupal root. However, when I call http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml I do get the info. Is this the normal behaviour?

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Yes, that's normal behaviour.

xmlsitemap_menu() includes a route for /sitemap.xml specifically.


This is utterly normal behavior: the module caches the sitemap in the files directory, then delivers it via http://www.example.com/?q=sitemap.xml which gets mapped to http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml with clean URLs.

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