I sense it's end of release cycle for Selena, and so I'm nervous that this critical fix is not getting in the release:
It should be possible to turn "xml/html bread crumbs" feature off
This was filed months ago, and it doesn't seem that hard to do, so I'm not sure why it hasn't been done.
As I mentioned before, I've been using Selena EAP alot for editing JSP files, and I've found ZERO use for this bread crumbs bar. It's been a waste of space at a minimum, and a big distraction/eye sore in the worst cases. (See attached).
Almost 99.999% of the time, I have no concern of how deep I am in the tag depth. That is a useless statistic. Now imbalanced tags is another thing, and IDEA does a fine job flagging missing or mismatched tags; the breadcrumbs bar doesn't help in that case. It is just showing me a stack of tags.
Frankly, this feature is a gee whiz feature with very little practical value, IMHO. Please please let us turn it off, otherwise whatever value this feature has to some subset of users will be far outweighed by the bad feeling it creates among that other subset (I think is larger) that has no use for this feature.