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What is SiteMesh?

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SiteMesh 3 has been officially released.

 

SiteMesh is a lightweight and flexible Java web application framework that applies the Gang of Four decorator pattern to allow a clean separation of content from presentation.

Imagine working with only the simple content Work with the content of your website and having the complex presentation code have the appropriate look and feel applied (decorated) just before delivery to the browsera PC or Mobile device.

At the same time, SiteMesh is has many advanced features and works with popular frameworks such as Spring and Struts.

There's More

SiteMesh may be simple to start using right away, but there is much more,

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Why Use SiteMesh

Write your content once and present it in many different ways,

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SiteMesh uses Filters introduced since Java Servlet version 2.3.

  • SiteMesh intercepts responses to generated HTML and merges it with decorator(s) to build the final result.
  • SiteMesh can also be used compose large pages of smaller pages and layouts.SiteMesh can be used in Java based web-applications, or applied to content as an offline job.
  • SiteMesh is extensibleEnterprise class web applications and products such as Atlasssian Confluence use SiteMesh.

For more detailsa good overview, see Mike Cannon-Brookes' PowerPoint presented at the Vegas Server Side Symposium.

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Download SiteMesh 2.4.2, a stable, rock solid and Production proven release or check out SiteMesh 3 Alpha.