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'ODK Validate Warning' and potential concerns.

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02-15-2017 08:57 AM
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I need to use spaces and other not recommended characters in the 'name' & 'label' field because I can't have my 'name' (when they are less than attractive) items be displayed in the instance_name (which should actually be instance_label).  Basically my name and labels need to be identical for the instance_name to display with some pleasantry. Otherwise name of b1 and label of Beat 1 leaves me with a instance_name of "Beat: b1" when it needs to read "Beat: Beat 1".

What are the potential issues that may arise when using spaces and other unrecommended characters? it is only a warning...  and I can use spaces in coded value domains so I am not sure the issue.  

Also, is there less chance of issue if I choose NOT to 'Create coded value domains from choices'?

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JamesTedrick
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Hi Tucker,

The warning is generated because the XForm specification (which is what XLSForm is translated to) specifies that spaces should not be used- XForms/Select1 drop list - Wikibooks, open books for an open world  provides a reasoning based on the use of values in calculations for urls.

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JamesTedrick
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Hi Tucker,

The warning is generated because the XForm specification (which is what XLSForm is translated to) specifies that spaces should not be used- XForms/Select1 drop list - Wikibooks, open books for an open world  provides a reasoning based on the use of values in calculations for urls.