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Fix position for TOC

A fix position for the TOC is useful for pages with a huge count of sections/headings. It helps you to fast switch between different headings to get rid of annoying and imprecise scrolling.

What we want (if we want it :)

We want to do the horrible tricks of the fixed div…Why horrible? Because it is not recommended.

Look to this horrible implementation: horrible implementationFIXME

The implementation of the TOC in DokuWiki actually is good, it is just for special use that you can use this trick.

What we have to do

Just add the declaration of “div.dokuwiki div.toc” in your conf/userstyle.css.

div.dokuwiki div.toc {
    /* Netscape 4, IE 4.x-5.0/Win and other lesser browsers will use this */
    margin: 1.2em 0 0 2em;
    position: absolute; 
    right: 20px; 
    top: 100px; 
    z-index: 10; 
    width: 13%; /* could be improve */
    height: 60%; 
    overflow: hidden; /* When the toc is too big ... */
    opacity: 0.7; /* Transparency level of the TOC */
body > div.dokuwiki div.toc {
    /* used by Opera 5+, Netscape6+/Mozilla, Konqueror, Safari, OmniWeb 4.5+, iCab, ICEbrowser */
    position: fixed;
<!--[if gte IE 5.5]>
<![if lt IE 7]>
div.dokuwiki div.toc {
    /* IE5.5+/Win - this is more specific than the IE 5.0 version */
    position: absolute; 
    right: expression( ( 20 + ( ignoreMe2 = document.documentElement.scrollLeft ? document.documentElement.scrollLeft : document.body.scrollLeft ) ) + 'px' );
    top: expression( ( 100 + ( ignoreMe = document.documentElement.scrollTop ? document.documentElement.scrollTop : document.body.scrollTop ) ) + 'px' );
    z-index: 10; 

I use in the horrible implementation FIXME the cool and beauty template dokuwiki dark, to well implant the TOC i put this in layout.css :

/* Stop the web page from getting too wide */
/* If you need to support 800x600 you'll have to reduce, or remove this */
div.dokuwiki {
        width: 820px; 
	margin-left: auto;
	margin-right: 20%;


I loose my implementation of this on IE 6 looser explorer… I scream to god but I don't find the trick… but what for?

tips/toc_use_position_fixed.txt · Last modified: 2014-05-10 18:17 by

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