The SiteMesh download consists of...
One of the quickest ways to configure SiteMesh is to import sitemesh-blank.war.
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Configure SiteMesh Manually
In some cases you may want to configure SiteMesh Manually into an existing web application.
Copy sitemesh-2.4.1.jar into to your web applications WEB-INF/lib directory.
Create the a decorators.xml file in your WEB-INF directory,
Add the following to WEB-INF/web.xml within the <web-app> tag,