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Google webmaster FAQs suggest that this will exclude all xml files from search:

User-agent: Googlebot
Disallow: /*.xml$

Is this legal for other bots as well?

User-agent: *
Disallow: /*.xml$
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Yes, this is valid. Whether other bots actually understand and obey is completely up to them, though!

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