O wanted to evaluate a EL expression... usually what i would do is i would get a page context and then get the ExpressionEvaluator, and that would be fine. That works for servlets and jsps. But I wanted to do that in a filter..

I cant get the page context from the filter, therefore i cant get the expression evaluator.

Is there any other way to do this without creating a servlet and forwarding/including the request to it with the J2EE API? or would I have to get a component? if so, does anyone know any libs that would help me do this?