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What is SiteMesh?

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SiteMesh 3 has been officially released.

 

SiteMesh is a web-page layout and decoration framework and lightweight and flexible Java web application integration framework.

What Can SiteMesh Do for You?

At it's simplest, SiteMesh can

The Guts

# SiteMesh intercepts requests to any static or dynamically generated HTML page requested through the web-server, processes the content and then merges it with one or more decorators framework that applies the Gang of Four decorator pattern to allow a clean separation of content from presentation.

Work with the content of your website and have the appropriate look and feel applied (decorated) just before delivery to a PC or Mobile device.

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

Why Use SiteMesh

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

Gliffy Diagram
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Let's Hear Some More

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.

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  • SiteMesh can

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  • be used

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  • in Java based web-applications, or applied to content as an offline job.

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

Download

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