Run the JSP 2.0 EL examples provided by Tomcat, if it runs fine then compare the web.xml file of jsp-examples/WEB-INF/web.xml with your work web.xml file. Compare the .dtd/.xsd schema location paths in the web.xml and it could be different in your web.xml.
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Thank you both for the help. Naresh made a good point. The EL examples that come with Tomcat are working. I will investigate differences between them and mine.