An XmlElement is an XML fragment serialized as UTF-8 string and then encoded as ByteString.
Figure 6 illustrates how the XmlElement “<A>Hot水</A>” should be encoded in a byte stream.
Figure 6 – Encoding XmlElement in a binary stream
A decoder may choose to parse the XML after decoding; if an unrecoverable parsing error occurs then the decoder should try to continue processing the stream. For example, if the XmlElement is the body of a Variant or an element in an array which is the body of a Variant then this error can be reported by setting value of the Variant to the StatusCode Bad_DecodingError.