RTCDataChannel.onerror

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

The RTCDataChannel.onerror property is an EventHandler which specifies a function to be called when the error event is received. When an error occurs on the data channel, the function receives as input an ErrorEvent object describing the error which occurred.

Syntax

RTCDataChannel.onerror = function;

Value

A function which the browser will call to handle the error event when it occurs on the data channel. This function receives as its only input an ErrorEvent object describing the event which was received. That event object, in turn, describes the error that took place.

Example

In the example below, a data channel is established, and an onerror handler is added to it. The error handler passes information about the error to a UI library's alert box function to present an error message to the user.

let pc = new RTCPeerConnection();
let dc = pc.createDataChannel("PlayerControl");

dc.onerror = function(event) {
  myUILibrary.doAlertBox({
    'Network Error',        // Alert title
    'The error "' + event.message +
           '" occurred while handling player control network messages.',
    event.filename,
    event.lineno,
    event.colno
  });
}

/* ... */

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung 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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