Msg#: 4659371 posted 3:15 am on Apr 2, 2014 (gmt 0)
My website uses XHTML STRICT and I want to implement structured data for google search engine. Can I implement it? When I implement structured data way too many validation errors occurs. Please suggest what should I do.
The doctype you use doesn't determine whether a page is XHTML or HTML, the media type you send your pages with does. So unless you've specifically configured your server to send your pages as application/xhtml+xml, you're using HTML pages with an XHTML doctype.
The doctype does affect the rules the validator uses to check the conformance of your pages. Simplest thing to do is just change your doctype to <!DOCTYPE html>. It won't affect the way browsers process your pages, but will allow you to easily validate more modern language features like microdata and rdfa. HTH.