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This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The read-only RTCDataChannel property negotiated indicates whether the RTCDataChannel's connection was negotiated by the Web app (true) or by the WebRTC layer (false). The default is false.

See Creating a data channel in Using WebRTC data channels for further information about this property.


var negotiated = aDataChannel.negotiated;


true if the RTCDataChannel's connection was negotiated by the Web app itself; false if the negotiation was handled by the WebRTC layer. The default is false.


// TBD


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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support56 ? No No43 No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5656 ? No43 ? ?

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