Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: overlib.
But in the credits for MOODLE, http://docs.moodle.org/en/Credits, they refer to http://www.macridesweb.com/oltest/ the homesite for an extended version called overlibmws This is copied from the homepage:
One can make simple tooltip like popups in HTML with the title attribute but there are problems with that because they are rendered differently in different browsers. (Mozilla including Firefox unfortunately truncates the content and doesn't show linebreaks in spite of longstanding (>2 years) bugreport with many votes.) overLib gives much more display control and options, and works independently of browser.
Joseph Rézeau: 1. where is the OverLib in Moodle located?
2. is it possible to write in (in the HTML editor) calls to it without it being stripped out on saving?
Only in a composed web page (see attached screen shot). Not in forum posts, not in glossary definitions, etc. I much lament that this is still the case, in spite of my many protests in the past...
3. is it possible to make HTML pages outside Moodle, import them and use Overlib (either the one already in Moodle or a copy one puts in the course or site file catalog)?
Yes, very easily. All you have to do is to place a copy of overlib.js somewhere in your moodledata files, and of course point to it in your uploaded HTML files. I would recommend using a more recent version of overlib than the one provided with Moodle.
If one is in an ordinary HTML editing box for making a HTML page and wants to add an overlib tooltip you must go to the source display with the [<>] button and enter something like this:
This gives an much more detailed formating:
Here is a more practical application: giving a series of popup hints in connection with a quiz question: