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.
<decorators> <!-- load decorator from a different web-app deployed in the server --> <decorator name="main" webapp="some-other-webapp" page="/decorators/main.jsp"> <pattern>/*</pattern> </decorator> </decorators>
Try to do *that* with Tiles.