Lift supports surrounding a given section of a page with a template from another file. This allows you to have master page templates or even section templates that are accessed by many different pages.
Using the <lift:surround> tag, you can surround the body with the contents of another template. The "with" attribute designates the name of the template. By convension, templates are stored in the /templates-hidden directory. Lift will not serve direct HTTP request from any directory that contains "-hidden". The "at" attribute specifies where the content should be placed in the loaded template. Lift will look for a <lift:bind name="..."/> tag in the target template and insert the body of the surround tag at the bind point.