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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-28454

Provide meaning-if-missing for element "experimental"

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    • Type: Change Request
    • Status: Resolved - change required (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Persuasive
    • Specification:
      FHIR Core (FHIR)
    • Raised in Version:
      R5
    • Work Group:
      FHIR Infrastructure
    • Related Artifact(s):
      Questionnaire
    • Resolution Description:
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      Will update the base 'CanonicalResource' pattern and all the resources that inherit 'experimental' from it to specify a meaningIfMissing of:

      "If absent, this resource is treated as though it is not experimental."

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      Will update the base 'CanonicalResource' pattern and all the resources that inherit 'experimental' from it to specify a meaningIfMissing of: "If absent, this resource is treated as though it is not experimental."
    • Resolution Vote:
      Rick Geimer/Bryn Rhodes: 16-0-0
    • Change Category:
      Clarification
    • Change Impact:
      Non-substantive

      Description

      The element Questionnaire.experimental is optional but currently does not have a meaning-if-missing text. The change request here is to add this information, to give guidance for implementations on how to treat the resource if the element is missing (especially given that it is a modifier element). 

      It would also seem like a good idea to also add this information to experimental elements in other resources, e.g. in CodeSystem, ValueSet, and StructureDefinition.

      See also this Zulip thread for background: https://chat.fhir.org/#narrow/stream/179166-implementers/topic/Optional.20fields.20that.20seems.20to.20require.20default.20value.20in.20base

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              Reporter:
              morten Morten Ernebjerg
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