This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Sorry guys, I found my problem. The syntax was correct the object sent to the JSP page did not contains a req.reqItems property and that is the reason it bombed. I inserted a beginning and ending <c:choose...> <c:when...> tags and resolved my problem that way.