I have a question about the general rules for the semantics of repeated elements in the FHIR model. Does FHIR have an opinion on whether it is “good practice” or not to put a meaning into the order of the values in a repeated element. Specifically, lets say we have an element
element1 0..* string
and two resources each with the values [“value1”, “value2”] and [“value2”, “value1”] in that element. Can these two resources be considered equal semantically?
For context, I’m investigating how to map FHIR resources into a relational database model in the best way. I’ve tried to find any description on the issue of values in repeated elements but have not found any documentation on it.
Thanks in advance,