Sure, CF will work with Bootstrap. But the model for doing this kind of thing typically involves writing services in CF using CFCs and having your JS client app invoke those services and use JSON results from those services. I'm not really sure what you were trying to do from your description, but it doesn't sound like it fits in that model.
Dave Watts, Eidolon LLC
When it comes to CF and HTML/JS/CSS, what the ColdFusion server is doing is basically parroting the HTML/JS/CSS that you write and adds dynamic HTML according to the CF instructions that you provide.
If it works in HTML but not in CF, then there is most likely an error that is breaking the JS/CSS. Place all code within a CFTRY/CFCATCH and use CFDUMP to put the #cfcatch# on screen to see if the break is in CF. If nothing appears, then check your console to see if there is a JS error that is breaking.
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