Creating DOM Elements

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    window.container = document.createElement('div');
};

Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
    window.container = null;
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
Direct Append
$(window.container).append('<div class="foo">foo</div>');
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Append Variable
var $div = $('<div/>').attr({
  'class': 'foo'
}).text('foo');
$(window.container).append($div);
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Raw JS
var newElement = document.createElement("div");
newElement.innerHTML = "foo";
newElement.setAttribute("class","foo");

window.container.appendChild(newElement);
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Real Raw JS
var newElement = document.createElement("div");
newElement.appendChild(document.createTextNode("foo"));
newElement.className = "foo";

window.container.appendChild(newElement);
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