It's possible to use all of ikiwiki's web features (page editing, etc) in the w3m web browser without using a web server. w3m supports local CGI scripts, and ikiwiki can be set up to run that way. This requires some special configuration:

  • w3mmode must be enabled
  • A CGI wrapper must be created, in ~/.ikiwiki/wrappers/
  • cgiurl should be set to just the base of the filename of the CGI wrapper.

This ikiwiki.setup is an example of setting up a wiki using w3mmode.