This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage 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 specification changes.
id returns an ID number (between 0 and 65,534) which uniquely identifies the
RTCDataChannel. This ID is set at the time the data channel is created, either by the user agent (if
false) or by the site or app script (if
RTCPeerConnection can therefore have up to a theoretical maximum of 65,534 data channels on it, although the actual maximum may vary from browser to browser.
In early versions of the WebRTC specification, this property's name was
stream. Code that uses that property needs to be updated.
var id = aDataChannel.id;
unsigned short value (that is, an integer between 0 and 65,535) which uniquely identifies the data channel.
label property doesn't have to be unique, this ID number is guaranteed to be unique among all data channels. Additionally, known implementations of WebRTC use the same ID on both peers. A unique ID makes it easier for your code to do its own out-of-band data channel-related signaling.
This can be also useful for logging and debugging purposes.
var pc = new RTCPeerConnection(); var dc = pc.createDataChannel("my channel"); <code> console.log("Channel id: " + dc.id);</code>
|WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browser
The definition of 'RTCDataChannel.id' in that specification.
|Working Draft||Initial specification.|
|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari|
|Basic support||(Yes)||24 (24)  ||No support||(Yes)||?|
|Feature||Android||Chrome for Android||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile|
|Basic support||?||?||24 (24) ||No support||?||?|
 The interface is called
DataChannel and not
RTCDataChannel in Firefox, although a binding was added in Firefox 24 which allows either name to be used.
 Available in Firefox 22 as
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