Site map from Google coming back as not correct, help needed ...

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Help. Have submitted various sites to Google and site mapping ok. however for my site, newzealandartclasses.co.nz have just checked to see about the analytics and site map etc, but for the sitemap Google comes back with the following:

" This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. "

have not included doc tree here as very long, however, if you need, can send this to support email. It did come back when I submitted originally and said it had been done. so now at a loss. - please can someone advise me??

also realise takes a while to get listed with Google/Yahoo. Can someone advise how long is normal ?

Thanks JenC.
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JC

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jeremy, Employee

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Hi there JenC.

When I take a look at your sitemap http://newzealandartclasses.co.nz/sit... it seems to be looking as it should.
Are you unable to load it in Google Webmaster?
Could you please try re-submitting it and let me know how it goes.
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Jeremy, thanks. I resubmitted it again yesterday and it said resubmitted. So thought I would leave until later today and then recheck. Will get back after that. thanks Jeremy..
Shall revert soon.
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Jeremy, Went and checked to see if ok.

Now when I view the sitemap for the site, it says (going across the line):
sitemap, then a tick to say ok,, then April 11 Downloaded, then URLs submitted 20, then indexed URLs 0.

when I click on sitemap.xml to take me to the next sitemap page it says(going across the line):
sitemap, URLs in sitemap total 23 indexed 0, then submitted April 11 2010, then downloaded April 11 2010
Also says: sitemap errors and warnings:
No errors or warnings found.

However..... if I select the "see sitemap" top righthand side and view the sitemap code it says at top in grey long header:
" This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below." as before.

Now I am confused. !!
Does this mean it is ok????
Or, does this mean it is not ok ???

Back to you please Jeremy. thks. JenC
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jeremy, Employee

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Hello there JenC,
This is the normal behavior for your sitemap - The browser interprets the .XML and tries to load the page. The sitemap is configured for Search engines and not browsers.
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Jeremy thank you. Am learning lots and lots. which I guess all of you are doing all the time at Yola - what wonderful work you do. appreciate you advising. Now..... I guess just a waiting game, as not appearing in the Google search and done a few weeks ago. Not like it was when I first used to do many years ago, not so much on the web then. Shall be patient now. Does it really sometimes take up to 3 months?
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jeremy, Employee

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I am glad I could help JenC. 3 Months is really an outside estimate... it usually takes a lot shorter than that but it has been known to take that long to get to a decent rank. Especially if you are in a competitive field.
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thanks Jeremy.