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As of SiteMesh 2.0.2 Freemarker (.ftl) decorators are supported.

Here is an example of how such a decorator might look like:


Download Freemarker 2.3 (recommended) and copy it into web-app/WEB-INF/lib. The SiteMesh distribution comes with freemarker.jar v2.3rc3
Add the following to web-app/WEB-INF/web.xml within the <web-app> tag:

Modify decorators.xml to reference a .dec file.


FreemarkerDecoratorServlet puts some things into the context object that you should be aware of:

Basic context attributes

It makes all request, request parameters, session, and servlet context attributes available to templates through Request, RequestParameters, Session, and Application variables. For example :


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