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bootstrap popover not showing on top of all elements

I’m working on a bootstrap site and after updating to bootstrap 2.2 from 2.0 everything worked except the popover.

The popovers still show up fine, but they don’t show up on top of all other elements.

<div> // this sits on top of the popover. this did not happen before cleaning up scripts.
     <div>  //popover shows on top of this
          <div> //popover shows on top of this
               //link here with popover in it.
          </div>
     </div>
</div>

Anyone have any idea on why the behavior of the popover changed, or how I can fix it? Thanks.

Answer

I was able to solve the problem by setting data-container="body" on the html element

HTML example:

<a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" data-container="body" title="first tooltip">
    hover over me
</a>

JavaScript example:

$('your element').tooltip({ container: 'body' }) 

Discovered from this link: https://github.com/twitter/bootstrap/issues/5889