This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
EL is enabled by default. It�s not necessary configure it.
�The default mode for JSP pages in a Web Application delivered using a web.xml using the Servlet 2.4 format is to evaluate EL expressions; this automatically provides the default that most applications want.�