adding microdata to xhtml doctype

I have searched both on Google and in W3C in an effort to implement/add
microdata to my websites and .
The following is the Doctype info from the index page of the <>  site.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" dir="ltr"
I am not well versed in the details of various doctypes and have tried
numerous methods, but to no avail. When I try to validate, I receive a
'Fatal Error'
>From what I understand, I believe the addition of microdata may be essential
in the near future and its importance may grow as part of Google's algorithm
for search results and website rank. I would also be curious to know if
there will be any significance placed on microdata by Bing's search engine.
I would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have.

Lee Johnson, Owner 

Esprit Performance



E-mail:  <>

Phone: 607-739-7794




Received on Sunday, 24 February 2013 22:51:08 UTC