Hello, I am using Tomcat 5.0.28 or sometimes 5.0.14, on both the servers EL is not evaluated properly, Intrestingly its working fine on Tomcat 5.5.9. I think Tomcat 5.X supports JSP 2.0 & actually all the servers mentioned above should evaluate EL isn't it? I have tried this on weblogic 8.1 too but it was not working there. In Tomcat 5.0.X i have tried directive attribute isELIgnored="false" & entries in web.xml <jsp-property-group>,<el-ignored>etc. as well as these servers do support Servlet 2.4 Spec.