This is the weirdest thing. I have the following javascript code, which causes my page to scroll to a specific location on click...

$('.whyattend').on('click', function (e) {
    $('#s4-workspace').animate({ scrollTop: $('#whyattend').offset().top });

When I click the first time it scrolls to my location, but when I click the same link a second time, it scrolls all the way back to the top of the page. It's doing this toggle thing. How can I avoid that so that it stays at the right page location the first click, second click, etc... until I decide to click a completely different link?


  • add a console.log( $('#whyattend').offset().top) and check if thats correct – Danny '365CSI' Engelman Dec 22 '15 at 20:17
  • That value changes on every click. First and third click are 2675.897 and second and fourth click are 0.0 – klewis Dec 22 '15 at 20:22
  • So .. scrollTop:0 will...scroll to the top of your page... – Danny '365CSI' Engelman Dec 22 '15 at 20:40

I think I discovered my issue and a potential solution..Using position() In my case the offset is not relative to the ( #s4-workspace), but relative to a child element that has a fixed position.

$('#s4-workspace').animate({ scrollTop: $('#target').position().top }, 500);

My target is inside of child container main...

<div id="#s4-workspace">

    <div id="main">
       <a href="#target">scroll to target and stay there</a>
       <div id="target">scroll to this position</div>


...and #main has a position:fixed property applied to it.

This was a good learning exercise in knowing when to apply offset() and when to apply position().



It will be less weird if you do:

$('.whyattend').on('click', function (e) {
    $('#s4-workspace').animate({ scrollTop: window.whyattendOffset });

disclaimer.. sticking it on the window context so it works, I do not know your other code

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