This week's book giveaway is in the Testing forum. We're giving away four copies of The Way of the Web Tester: A Beginner's Guide to Automating Tests and have Jonathan Rasmusson on-line! See this thread for details.
Yes, that is how Tiles works. You create a template, and only change the content portion to be determined at a later date. This is about the view technology and Spring integrates with jsp and tiles completely.