Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Editing/Make the article text wrap around the Contents box

Make the article text wrap around the Contents box

  • Problem: There's this huge gap at the top of a wikipedia article that is determined by the size of the Contents Box. On articles with a lot of headings, this can become pretty ludicrous.
  • Proposed solution: I think that the text should wrap around the contents box the way text often wraps around images on other websites. This would be a small adjustment, but it would be a major quality of life boost on larger articles.
  • Who would benefit: All Wiki readers
  • More comments: Hope this isn't in the wrong section, but I couldn't find a 'user interface' or 'visual' one.
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  • Proposer: TiggyTheTerrible (talk) 21:02, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


  • This should probably be in the "Reading" section. That said, 1) how the table of contents functions will change soon with Desktop Improvements, and 2) your suggestion of having the article text wrap around it seems decidedly like a negative experience with the contents that are usually to the right. In specific articles, even if these weren't true, there are some templates like en:Template:toclimit that can limit the length. I don't think this wish needs work at this time. --Izno (talk) 05:45, 21 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • You might rather use TOC right CCS code? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Geertivp (talk) 16:20, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]