Removable media transport protocol
Update 22/3/07 by Charlie McCay:
This specification is in preparation, and will be going for committee ballot soon (targeted for Sept 2007)
- There is a discussion about using the removable media specification over a network for laptop synchronisation at Implementation_FAQ:Use_of_Transports_with_HL7_v3#Removable_Media_over_a_network
The removal of pen drives and disks before they have been finalized is a real implementation problem with the use of removable media. This can be mitigated by ensuring that the software writing to the drive does close it off and tells the user that the drive may be removed (rather than saying that the user shoudl either wait for the drive light to go off, or should manually stop the pen-drive before removing it -- neither of which will happen all the time.