Guidebook data is XML, but can I store and access it locally?
In consideration of Dozuki for a medium sized electronics manufacturer, the major concern of interested parties is the fact that the content - ie the documents - is stored remotely and not necessarily exportable or editable unless via Dozuki. Should Dozuki or any supporting infrastructure suffer a major failure, the system and content is lost to us.
Is my understanding of this correct, or is there a way to store the documents locally and to edit and create final PDF files without the exclusive use of Dozuki's web based system?
To rephrase: How could we carry on maintaining documents if a major natural event wiped out connectivity to Dozuki?
In a similar vein, concern has been expressed over the loss of content if a third party purchased and closed or significantly increase subscription costs.
Hoping these concerns can be allayed?
Edit: So I have now read about oManual and the open XML standard used by Dozuki. My question now then is how exactly open is this - can I download the oManual format for each of my guides and edit and maintain using some system other than Dozuki?
Is this a worthwhile discussion?