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A Tiles question, about putList I think

A complete newbie to Tiles, I have a page like this:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<%@ taglib uri='/WEB-INF/struts-tiles.tld' prefix='template' %>
<template:insert page='/template/template.jsp'>
  <template:put name='title' value='Foo - Bar Response'/>
  <template:put name='header' value='/template/header.jsp' />
  <template:put name='error' value='/template/error.jsp' />
  <template:put name='sidebar' value='/template/sidebar.jsp' />
  <template:put name='content' value='/content/providerInquiryResultsContent.jsp'/>
  <template:put name='footer' value='/template/footer.html' /> 
</template:insert>

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My requirement is to insert some additional jsp content -- for example moreStuff.jsp -- into the sidebar after /template/sidebar.jsp, which I cannot modify. As far as I can tell I do that with a putList, but what is the syntax?

As an aside I have not been able to find any central definition of templates as the tiles-defs.xml is almost empty and I don't see any other suspects. So I'm not clear whether I make changes here only or somewhere else first.
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FelineConspiracy
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mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
I have not been able to find any central definition of templates as the tiles-defs.xml is almost empty
The definition IS the bit of JSP that you included in your question. The definition can be placed in the tiles-defs.xml file (where it can be reused) or it can be defined explictly in the JSP (as you have here).

Also, I don't think the putList tag will do what you want. Not without changing the /template/template.jsp file to actually handle the list. But if you are able to change that file (rather than sidebar.jsp), you would just change it to accept a 'sidebar2' attribute, and then you could add another <template:put ...  to the above to pass the .jsp for your additional content.

If you aren't able to modify either the sidebar.jsp or template.jsp then I think you are stuck. I can't think of any other way to do what you want!
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gudii9Commented:
In Tiles we can define the definition in the tiles-defs.xml which specifies the different components to "plugin" to generate the output. This eliminates the need to define extra jsp file for each content file.

Here is interesting link

http://www.roseindia.net/struts/using-tiles-defs-xml.shtml
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FelineConspiracyAuthor Commented:
Thank you. In this case I think I will reverse direction and bring sidebar.jsp into my page. My page is a special case in that there is no form for the user to fill out so I really cannot use the template profitably anyway.
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