||What's New in Tomcat 5|
Are you sure JSTL is included in Tomcat 5.0? I have find no other way for working with JSTL besides adding necessery jar files in lib folder - just like I did with Tomcat 4.x.
There are no JSTL files in server's shared/commons lib folder. The only JSTL files I've noticed are within jsp-examples webapp - so I guess that other webapps should have them in order to work. Is it safe to copy these files into shared/lib or commons/lib?
Also, I think that JSTL is optional in J2EE 1.4 so app server vendors are not required to support it.