Elliotte is originally from New Orleans to which he returns periodically in search of a decent bowl of gumbo. However, he currently resides in the University Town Center neighborhood of Irvine with his wife Beth and cats Charm (named after the quark) and Marjorie (named after his mother-in-law). His Cafe au Lait web site at has become one of the most popular independent Java sites on the Internet, and his spin-off site Cafe con Leche has become one of the most popular XML sites. His books include Refactoring HTML, Java I/O, Java Network Programming, the XML Bible, and XML in a Nutshell. He’s currently working on the XOM Library for processing XML with Java, the jaxen XPath engine, and the Amateur media player.