Darn it, I'm innovating again.
I want the navigation in the blog and wiki to be special, yet still readable and usable for those with cookies turned off. I remain on a quest for vertical space.
With the proper cookie, show:
login or logout
if logged in, and an admin user, show "edit" on every page
if logged in, and not an admin user show "edit" on appropriate pages
comment - on the individual blog pages (maybe)
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So I get three cookies from ikiwiki:
Now what? I am going to defer hacking on this for another day, but getting cookies is solved. Manipulating css is solvable - setting the display: none for sections that I don't want to display is straightforward. I'd have to modify ikiwiki.cgi to generate a cookie that makes sense for general page permissions (and enforce better security on the backend), maybe a regexp of some kind that looks similar to how ikiwiki actually does things internally...
And I want the nav stuff to be deferred until late in the page.