Display the Table of Contents (ToC) during edit
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Description

The Table of Contents (ToC) vanishes in edit-mode.

Seeing the complete ToC during editing, can help prevent mistakes in both content and article-layout.

This can be particularly problematic in articles that have long infoboxes or many images near the top. We're /meant/ to space items, so that having the ToC collapsed/hidden doesn't negatively effect the layout, but this is often not the case in pages at less than Featured quality.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=53217

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Quiddity created this task.Jun 6 2013, 12:44 AM

Agreed, this is something we want to do. Right now the focus is getting the initial editing tools out for the beta, but this should be something we get to reasonably soon after that.

Being done in gerrit 108945.

The core ToC widget is now merged, but doesn't insert in the right location so is disabled in production until that is fixed. Resetting.

Jdforrester-WMF assigned this task to Esanders.
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Jdforrester-WMF changed the title from "VisualEditor: Display the Table of Contents (ToC) during edit" to "Display the Table of Contents (ToC) during edit".Nov 24 2014, 3:49 PM
Jdforrester-WMF lowered the priority of this task from "High" to "Low".Jan 9 2015, 10:33 PM
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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptSep 16 2015, 11:36 PM

While editing, is it possible to display a message when people click on the TOC? Like "TOC is automatically created with section titles. To edit TOC, edit these titles.")
Based on my experience, people sometimes ask to have different items on the TOC than in the sections titles. As they can edit everything on the page with VE, they may believe they can edit the TOC too.

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