An interview with well-known XML wizard, Simon St. Laurent. “How is XML related to usability? Or more generally, how is XML related to web site design? Usability is a pretty broad topic, and I’d rather not get into a debate with Jakob Nielsen’s fans, but I think XML may eventually blow the doors off usability as it’s currently discussed. Basically, XML makes it possible for Web designers to send information in a form completely separate from the presentation of that information. This means that Web site designers can present the same information in several different forms, customized to the needs of particular readers.”