data attributes vs class

JavaScript performance comparison

Test case created by Michael Hoisie

Preparation code

<script src=""></script>

<form id="form1">
<input class="field1"></input>
<input class="field2"></input>
<input class="field3"></input>
<input class="field4"></input>
<input class="field5"></input>

<form id="form2">
<input data-field="field1"></input>
<input data-field="field2"></input>
<input data-field="field3"></input>
<input data-field="field4"></input>
<input data-field="field5"></input>

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Test class accessor
var a = $("#form1 .field1").val();
var b = $("#form1 .field2").val();
var c = $("#form1 .field3").val();
var d = $("#form1 .field4").val();
var e = $("#form1 .field5").val();
Test data accessor
var a = $("#form2 [data-field=field1]").val();
var b = $("#form2 [data-field=field2]").val();
var c = $("#form2 [data-field=field3]").val();
var d = $("#form2 [data-field=field4]").val();
var e = $("#form2 [data-field=field5]").val();

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