Emacspeak implements a number of
smart URLs in
emacspeak-url-template.el --- see earlier
post on Web
Command Line. Many of these
smart URLs prompt
the user for the date, e.g. you can use
NPR On Demand to play archived NPR shows.
The most intuitive means of specifying a date is of course
calendar that functions as a
date-picker, and Emacs has a very powerful built-in
calendar. Emacspeak ties these two together by arranging for
commands that prompt for a date to use the current date
in the Emacs Calendar as the default. So the easiest way to play
NPR Morning Edition for Monday, January 2, 2006
is to do the following:
- Switch to the Emacs Calendar and move to the desired date
Monday January 2, 2006 by pressing
- Invoke the NPR On Demand
smart URLby pressing
C-e u RET NPR RET
- Specify the program code for Morning Edition by
- Hit enter to pick the default date that is offered in the minibuffer.
- Sit back and listen ...