Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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This book shows you how to build an app with JHipster, and guides you through the plethora of tools, techniques and options you can use. Furthermore, it explains the UI and API building blocks so you understand the underpinnings of your great application.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Use SiteMesh to decorate multiple webapps

Did you know it's possible to decorate multiple webapps with the same SiteMesh decorator? I learned how to do this from the SiteMesh mailing list:

  • Put sitemesh.jar in your container's classpath. You could put it into each webapp's WEB-INF/lib, but it looks like there's problems with that.
  • Create and deploy a webapp that contains the common decorator.
  • In each webapp's decorators.xml, add a "webapp" attribute to point to the webapp you deployed in Step 2.
        <!-- load decorator from a different web-app deployed in the server -->
        <decorator name="main" webapp="some-other-webapp" 

Try to do *that* with Tiles. ;-)

Posted in Java at Apr 12 2005, 10:05:19 AM MDT 12 Comments