Brett Zamir

About me

Developer Information
Name Brett Zamir
Homepage http://brett-zamir.me/
User since April 1, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 16 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Open Wiki Edit Page No Restart

Right-click a Mediawiki-style link (as used at Wikipedia) to be able to go directly to its edit page.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars (1)
86 users

jump-to-anchor No Restart

Jump to the nearest anchor above a selection

Not yet rated
19 users

Open ISBN No Restart

Lets one highlight text or a link containing an ISBN and visit the ISBN at Amazon.com.

Not yet rated
29 users

Bahá'í Reference Library Wiki Overlay No Restart

Overlays official Bahá'í Reference Library site (reference.bahai.org) with links back to collaboratively editable wikis (at bahai9.com, bahaikipedia.org, wikipedia.org, and bahaitext.org) allowing compilation of info pertaining to any given work.

Not yet rated
20 users

XQuery USE ME (XqUSEme)

Allows W3C XQuery on XML documents (including HTML) via Saxon-B XQuery engine (including on a currently loaded page), on a one-shot or Grease-monkey-like per-site basis

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (3)
52 users

My Reviews

Internote

Should come with Firefox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a really, really nice extension to have, and one I've wanted to see implemented for a while. While I agree it would be nice for some to have the option to upload their notes to a server for private or public use (even optionally wiki or discussion forum style), but I really like how this extension doesn't require you to store notes anywhere besides your own computer. And the Internote Manager is very slick--nice means to view and export too...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.3). 

Redirector

Fine Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension does its job as advertised.

If you have a specific need for avoiding an ad page, etc. and there is a GET request means of avoiding it, this should do the job. I've requested though that the author allow keyword style searches (e.g., "goo test") that took advantage of the extension's use of regular expressions (as opposed to Firefox's default keyword bookmarks).

Author was prompt and responsive to suggestions for improvement.

Tested in Windows version 2.0.0.6

Has one error which shows up in Console 2 during editing of the URL's and another one during redirecting, but these did not seem to affect functionality.

As far as the interface/other features, I'm also not clear what "only if link exists" means in this context (in the edit window), and I don't see documentation of what the "wildcards" are (regexp shouldn't need that, but I don't think there is a universal standard for wildcards).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

XPather

Handy Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is quite useful and powerful. Nice with preview, regexp, etc. One request: give an option for the window to appear in the sidebar (along with the DOM inspector itself)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

XNote

Made my day Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is so beautiful... in function foremost and surprisingly also in appearance. Very, very nice...

A suggestion--get this sticky note feature to work when visiting specific websites or somehow like when hovering over file names on the local file system in Firefox...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1). 

viewComments

Does the job Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi, this extension works fine to do the job it says. I might just recommend adding an "undo" (though one can just refresh the page too) and maybe add the trigger to the context menu, since one would presumably wish to access this handily.

Link Widgets

Nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is really great to see the W3C features implemented (as I think it should be within Firefox) and in a logical and apparently comprehensive way. For anyone who gets this extension, I also recommend https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1386 to allow you to pick alternate stylesheets from a page--also a feature (I put them all in one toolbar as the other extension also has a "css" toolbar drop-drown).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

UnicodetoHTML

Nifty Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi, this is a simple, useful extension to have handy, but I should add that it will not only convert ASCII--otherwise, this wouldn't be so handy. It converts any Unicode characters into their ampersanded/semi-coloned character references (which will be valid in XML and by extension XHTML as well as HTML). It'd be very nice to see this be able to work the other way around too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5). 

XHTML Ruby Support

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm surprised this hasn't been rated. This is really wonderful. I hope it makes it into the Firefox trunk as Ruby is part of XHTML!

One thing that kept me away from ruby before was thinking that it was only for east Asian languages. But as the official W3C specs indicate, it can be used for annotating any foreign language script, or actually for annotating any text--like a multi-track but for text! (and it is not only more semantic than using a plain "table" element but unlike a table element, ruby text can wrap around--e.g., when the window is resized).

Now East Asian language fans will just need to wait for CSS3 with vertical text support (via stylesheets) to really round out the options.

Tip: check out http://www.w3.org/2002/12/09-rdf-docs/xhtml-math-svg-rdf-CC-flat.xhtml test out the extension (though this sample doesn't wrap the text).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2006100801).