RTCDataChannel.maxRetransmits

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The read-only RTCDataChannel property maxRetransmits returns the maximum number of times the browser should try to transmit a message before giving up when in unordered mode, as set when the data channel was created, or null, which indicates that there is no maximum. This can only be set when the RTCDataChannel is created by calling RTCPeerConnection.createDataChannel(), using the maxRetransmits field in the specified options.

This value is only used while in unordered (sometimes called "unreliable") mode; that is, if ordered is false.

Syntax

var tries = aDataChannel.maxRetransmits;

Value

The maximum number of times the browser will try to send a message before giving up, or null if not set when RTCPeerConnection.createDataChannel() was called. The default is null.

Example

// TBD

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers
The definition of 'RTCDataChannel.maxRetransmits' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 56Edge ? Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 43Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 56Chrome Android Full support 56Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 43Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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