JSTL Expressions ignored by Google App Engine, how to fix that..

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So, you’ve written a nice J2EE application and have uploaded it onto the GAE only to be upset that your nice variables are displaying as ${contact.firstName} for example? No worries, its a simple issue, GAE seems to ignore expression language by default and all you need to do is to add the following line into your JSPs.

<%@ page contentType="text/html;charset=UTF-8" language="java" isELIgnored="false" %>

Commit that and you’re good to go ;)