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From maya <>
Subject Re: EL expressions not being evaluated..
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:07:01 GMT
thank you all very much for your responses..  will have to check 
everything you guys say tonight at home (off the top of my head, I know 
I have Tomcat 5.0.27 and, as far as I know, JSP 2.0; Servlet 2.4 specif 
(this I know for sure, I looked it up when downloaded JSTL..)

one of the respondents seemed to be implying you can only use EL with 
JSTL, I don't suppose I understood right, since I assume it can also be 
used with custom tags and beans..

again, thank you very much..


Rashmi Rubdi wrote:
> Behind the scenes JSPs are Servlets . 
>   I had the same problem as maya is facing and after following the instructions here: , and making sure that there
was no version mismatch between the .tld files and the URIs and getting the correct versions
of the JAR files solved the problem.
>   -Rashmi
> Andrés Florit <> wrote:
>   Expression Language (EL) is part of the JSP 2.0 specification. If I'm not
> wrong it has anything to do with servlets. If you use JSP 1.2 you have to
> import the JSTL libraries. I think that Tomcat 5 implemnts JSP 2.0.
> Sorry my english.
> Andrés
> On 9/12/06, Rahul Akolkar wrote:
>> On 9/11/06, maya wrote:
>>> I can't get my EL expressions to evaluate to what they're supposed to...
>>> they print verbatim, in both IE and FF, like for example:
>>> Server Name: ${pageContext.request.serverName}
>>> Server Port: ${pageContext.request.serverPort}
>>> Remote Address: ${pageContext.request.remoteAddr}
>>> Remote Host: ${pageContext.request.remoteHost}
>>> or this in a bean:
>>> Name retrieved from JavaBean has the value of: ${}.
>>> anything else I've tried to do w/EL it always prints like this in
>>> browser.. why is this.. (running on Tomcat 5, everything pretty
>>> standard..) thank you..
>> -Rahul
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