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SiteMesh decorators

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I need an easy way to use separate decorators based upon the users DIRECTORY

Here is a simple example of the current web-application directory

-jsp
---admin
-----index.jsp
---client
-----index.jsp
---employee
-----index.jsp

Basicly, I have three different types of users that can log in, and I *need* a way to say that if this user is in /admin/*, to use a separate decorator.

My current decorators.xml looks like this:

<decorators defaultdir="/jsp/decorators">
  <decorator name="admin_layout" page="admin.jsp">
    <pattern>/admin/*</pattern>
  </decorator>
  <decorator name="client_layout" page="client.jsp">
    <pattern>/client/*</pattern>
  </decorator>
  <decorator name="employee_layout" page="employee.jsp">
    <pattern>/employee/*</pattern>
  </decorator>
  <decorator name="basic_layout" page="main.jsp">
    <pattern>/*</pattern>
    <dispatcher>FORWARD</dispatcher>
    <dispatcher>REQUEST</dispatcher>
  </decorator>
</decorators>

Also, there isn't just an index page, there are actually folders under each directory (like admin/managing/*) containing jsp management files... so I need every jsp in the admin directory and all of its subdirectories to be using a certain decoratory, and different decorators if im an employee, client, etc...

Please help!
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