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This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.

The RTCDataChannelEvent interface represents events that occurs while attaching a RTCDataChannel to a RTCPeerConnection. The only event sent with this interface is datachannel.


A RTCDataChannelEvent being an Event, this event also implements these properties.

RTCDataChannelEvent.channel Read only
Contains the RTCDataChannel containing the data channel associated with the event.


Returns a new RTCDataChannelEvent. It takes two parameters, the first being a DOMString representing the type of the event; the second a dictionary containing the RTCDataChannel it refers to.


A RTCDataChannelEvent being an Event, this event also implements these propertiesThere is no specific RTCDataChannelEvent method.


pc.ondatachannel = function( ev ) {
                      alert("The data channel " + 
                            ev.channel.label + 
                            " has been added to this connection.");


Specification Status Comment
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browser
The definition of 'RTCDataChannelEvent' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) Not supported (Yes) ?
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? Not supported ? ?

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