I am using Eclipse with Tomcat 5.5.9. It is working fine for me.
I didn't include any of the above said jar files and EL is working fine for me.
Check your web.xml. You might be sending the request directly to JSP without passing through Servlet and trying to access an attribute thats set in Servlet. Because I did this mistake. [ October 05, 2005: Message edited by: vishnu prakash ]