Node Cloning versus String Building

JavaScript performance comparison

Test case created by Jeff Meyerhoff

Preparation code

<div id="content"></div>

<div id="template" style="display: none;">
<h1 class="name"></h1>
<p class="desc"></p>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var html = '<div id="template" style="display: none;">' + '<h1 class="name"></h1>' + '<p class="desc"></p>' + '</div>';
    var contentElem = document.getElementById('content');
    var template = document.getElementById('template');

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cloneNode and appendChild
contentElem.appendChild( template.cloneNode(true));
Set innerHTML to String
contentElem.innerHTML = html;

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