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Developer(s) Daniel Fernández
Stable release
3.0.11 [1] / October 29, 2018;18 months ago (2018-10-29)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Standard(s) XML, XHTML, HTML5
Type Template Engine
License Apache License 2.0

Thymeleaf is a Java XML/XHTML/HTML5 template engine that can work both in web (servlet-based) and non-web environments. It is better suited for serving XHTML/HTML5 at the view layer of MVC-based web applications, but it can process any XML file even in offline environments. It provides full Spring Framework integration.


In web applications Thymeleaf aims to be a complete substitute for JavaServer Pages (JSP), and implements the concept of Natural Templates: template files that can be directly opened in browsers and that still display correctly as web pages.

Thymeleaf is Open-Source Software, licensed under the Apache License 2.0.


From the project's website: [2]

Thymeleaf example

The following example produces an HTML5 table with rows for each item of a List<Product> variable called all Products.

<table><thead><tr><thth:text="#{}">Name</th><thth:text="#{msgs.headers.price}">Price</th></tr></thead><tbody><trth:each="prod : ${allProducts}"><tdth:text="${}">Oranges</td><tdth:text="${#numbers.formatDecimal(prod.price,1,2)}">0.99</td></tr></tbody></table>

This piece of code includes:

Also, this fragment of (X)HTML code can be perfectly displayed by a browser as a prototype, without being processed at all: it is a natural template.

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