Joined: 01 Jun 09
26 Apr 10 12:43 pm
Do you mean that you put nofollow on the link to your human-readable sitemap?
If yes, then it does not matter, google will still be able to crawl your other pages if there are links or backlinks to them that are not nofollow.
However, if you put nofollow on the links (to other pages on your site) that are on your human-readable sitemap, then the bots may not crawl the pages linked to from the human-readable sitemap.
But it would still be possible for bots to crawl your pages if you submit an xml sitemap to the webmaster tools of each SE.
For more information about what nofollow does, you can go to http://www.google.com/support/webmaster ... swer=96569