The uniqueName binding

The uniqueName binding ensures that the associated DOM element has a nonempty name attribute. If the DOM element did not have a name attribute, this binding gives it one and sets it to some unique string value.

You won't need to use this often. It's only useful in a few rare cases, e.g.:

  • Other technologies may depend on the assumption that certain elements have names, even though names might be irrelevant when you're using Footwork. For example, jQuery Validation currently will only validate elements that have names. To use this with a Footwork UI, it's sometimes necessary to apply the uniqueName binding to avoid confusing jQuery Validation. See an example of using jQuery Validation with Footwork.


<input data-bind="value: someModelProperty, uniqueName: true" />


  • Main parameter: Pass true (or some value that evaluates as true) to enable the uniqueName binding, as in the preceding example.

  • Additional parameters

    • None