Contain form within a bootstrap popover?

<div class="container">
    <div class="row" style="padding-top: 240px;">
        <a href="#" class="btn btn-large btn-primary" rel="popover"
            data-content="<form><input type="text"/></form>"
            data-placement="top" data-original-title="Fill in form">Open form</a>
    </div>
</div>

JSfiddle

I'm guessing that I would store the form contents within a javascript function...

How do I contain a form within a bootstrap popover?

Answers:

Answer

Either replace double quotes around type="text" with single quotes, Like

"<form><input type='text'/></form>"

OR

replace double quotes wrapping data-content with singe quotes, Like

data-content='<form><input type="text"/></form>'
Answer

I would put my form into the markup and not into some data tag. This is how it could work:

JS Code:

$('#popover').popover({ 
    html : true,
    title: function() {
      return $("#popover-head").html();
    },
    content: function() {
      return $("#popover-content").html();
    }
});

HTML Markup:

<a href="#" id="popover">the popover link</a>
<div id="popover-head" class="hide">
  some title
</div>
<div id="popover-content" class="hide">
  <!-- MyForm -->
</div>

Demo

Alternative Approaches:

X-Editable

You might want to take a look at X-Editable. A library that allows you to create editable elements on your page based on popovers.

X-Editable demo

Webcomponents

Mike Costello has released Bootstrap Web Components. This nifty library has a Popovers Component that lets you embed the form as markup:

<button id="popover-target" data-original-title="MyTitle" title="">Popover</button>

<bs-popover title="Popover with Title" for="popover-target">
  <!-- MyForm -->
</bs-popover>

Demo

Answer
<a data-title="A Title" data-placement="top" data-html="true" data-content="<form><input type='text'/></form>" data-trigger="hover" rel="popover" class="btn btn-primary" id="test">Top popover</a>

just state data-html="true"

Answer

like this Working demo http://jsfiddle.net/7e2XU/21/show/# * Update: http://jsfiddle.net/kz5kjmbt/

 <div class="container">
    <div class="row" style="padding-top: 240px;"> <a href="#" class="btn btn-large btn-primary" rel="popover" data-content='
<form id="mainForm" name="mainForm" method="post" action="">
    <p>
        <label>Name :</label>
        <input type="text" id="txtName" name="txtName" />
    </p>
    <p>
        <label>Address 1 :</label>
        <input type="text" id="txtAddress" name="txtAddress" />
    </p>
    <p>
        <label>City :</label>
        <input type="text" id="txtCity" name="txtCity" />
    </p>
    <p>
        <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit" />
    </p>
</form>
 data-placement="top" data-original-title="Fill in form">Open form</a>

    </div>
</div>

JavaScript code:

    $('a[rel=popover]').popover({
      html: 'true',
      placement: 'right'
    })

ScreenShot

working updated fiddle screenshot

Answer

You can load the form from a hidden div element with the Bootstrap-provided hidden class.

<button class="btn btn-default" id="form-popover">Form popover</button>

<div class="hidden">
  <form id="form">
    <input type="text" class="form-control" />
  </form>
</div>

JavaScript:

$('#form-popover').popover({
    content: $('#form').parent().html(),
    html: true,
});
Answer

Or try this one

Second one including second hidden div content to hold the form working and test on fiddle http://jsfiddle.net/7e2XU/21/

<link href="http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/assets/css/bootstrap.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.2/jquery.min.js">
   <script src="http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/assets/js/bootstrap-tooltip.js"></script>
    <script src="http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/assets/js/bootstrap-popover.js"></script>


<div id="popover-content" style="display: none" >
    <div class="container" style="margin: 25px; ">
    <div class="row" style="padding-top: 240px;">
        <label id="sample">
            <form id="mainForm" name="mainForm" method="post" action="">
    <p>
        <label>Name :</label>
        <input type="text" id="txtName" name="txtName" />
    </p>
    <p>
        <label>Address 1 :</label>
        <input type="text" id="txtAddress" name="txtAddress" />
    </p>
    <p>
        <label>City :</label>
        <input type="text" id="txtCity" name="txtCity" />
    </p>
    <p>
        <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit" />
    </p>
</form>

        </label>
    </div>
          </div> 
</div>

 <a href="#" style="margin: 40px 40px;" class="btn btn-large btn-primary" rel="popover" data-content='' data-placement="left" data-original-title="Fill in form">Open form</a>


<script>

$('a[rel=popover]').popover({
    html: 'true',
placement: 'right',
content : function() {
    return $('#popover-content').html();
}
})



</script>
Answer

I work in WordPress a lot so use PHP.

My method is to contain my HTML in a PHP Variable, and then echo the variable in data-content.

$my-data-content = '<form><input type="text"/></form>';

along with

data-content='<?php echo $my-data-content; ?>' 
Answer

A complete solution for anyone that might need it, I've used this with good results so far

JS:

$(".btn-popover-container").each(function() {
    var btn = $(this).children(".popover-btn");
    var titleContainer = $(this).children(".btn-popover-title");
    var contentContainer = $(this).children(".btn-popover-content");

    var title = $(titleContainer).html();
    var content = $(contentContainer).html();

    $(btn).popover({
        html: true,
        title: title,
        content: content,
        placement: 'right'
    });
});

HTML:

<div class="btn-popover-container">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-link popover-btn">Button Name</button>
    <div class="btn-popover-title">
        Popover Title
    </div>
    <div class="btn-popover-content">
        <form>
          Or Other content..
        </form>
    </div>
</div>

CSS:

.btn-popover-container {
    display: inline-block;
}


.btn-popover-container .btn-popover-title, .btn-popover-container .btn-popover-content {
    display: none;
}

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