Constraint behavior: don't validate

Currently the constraint behavior setting has two options: defer and
validate on swipe. My client wants a third option, 'don't validate'. This
is for in emergencies when folks have half-filled forms containing
important data that need to be sent in. It would certainly not be the
default.

Any objections if I add this?

··· -- Tom Smyth Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change sassafrastech.com

It is not appropriate to confound or obscure the meaning of 'Finalized' on
the phone.

The ODK Collect workflow aims to only have immutable, validated, data sent
to the server.

If invalid data is allowed to be submitted, then there is little point to
having validation (or required fields) in your forms. You might as well
just strip out the 'required' column from the form.

The newer tools can better support the sharing of incomplete, provisional
data, and the establishment of a managed data-curation workflow to tag data
that has been verifed/completed/finalized.

What is their emergency scenario?

Mitch

··· On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Thomas Smyth wrote:

Currently the constraint behavior setting has two options: defer and
validate on swipe. My client wants a third option, 'don't validate'. This
is for in emergencies when folks have half-filled forms containing
important data that need to be sent in. It would certainly not be the
default.

Any objections if I add this?

--
Tom Smyth
Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective
Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change
sassafrastech.com

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Thanks Mitch. To the list: I'm taking this conversation out of band so as
not to bore you all with the details of this. If anyone else is interested
in this issue, let me know and I'll loop you in.

··· On 25 September 2013 20:52, Mitch Sundt wrote:

It is not appropriate to confound or obscure the meaning of 'Finalized' on
the phone.

The ODK Collect workflow aims to only have immutable, validated, data sent
to the server.

If invalid data is allowed to be submitted, then there is little point to
having validation (or required fields) in your forms. You might as well
just strip out the 'required' column from the form.

The newer tools can better support the sharing of incomplete, provisional
data, and the establishment of a managed data-curation workflow to tag data
that has been verifed/completed/finalized.

What is their emergency scenario?

Mitch

On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Thomas Smyth tom@sassafrastech.comwrote:

Currently the constraint behavior setting has two options: defer and
validate on swipe. My client wants a third option, 'don't validate'. This
is for in emergencies when folks have half-filled forms containing
important data that need to be sent in. It would certainly not be the
default.

Any objections if I add this?

--
Tom Smyth
Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective
Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change
sassafrastech.com

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