DOM vs innerHTML based Templating

JavaScript performance comparison

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A brief comparison of some JavaScript templating engines on a short template: 7 DOM nodes ... 7 interpolated values.

Preparation code

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script src="http://beebole.com/pure/wp-content/themes/BeeBole-pure/libs/pure.js"></script>

<script src="http://documentcloud.github.com/underscore/underscore.js"></script>

<script src="http://mustache.github.com/extras/mustache.js"></script>


<div class="purejs_template"><div><h1 class="header"></h1><div class='a'></div><div class='b'><div class='c'><div class='d'><div class='e'><div class='f'></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>

<script>
  window.sharedVariables = {
   header: "Header",
   a: 'aaa',
   b: 'bbb',
   c: 'ccc',
   d: 'ddd',
   e: 'eee',
   f: 'fff'
  };
 
  window.mustacheTemplate = "<div><h1 class='header'>{{header}}</h1><div class='a'>{{a}}</div><div class='b'>{{b}}<div class='c'>{{c}}<div class='d'>{{d}}<div class='e'>{{e}}<div class='f'>{{f}}</div></div></div></div></div></div>";
 
  window.underscoreTemplate = _.template("<div><h1 class='header'>#{header}</h1><div class='a'>#{a}</div><div class='b'>#{b}<div class='c'>#{c}<div class='d'>#{d}<div class='e'>#{e}<div class='f'>#{f}</div></div></div></div></div></div>");
 
  var dir = {
      'h1': 'header',
      'div.a': 'a',
      'div.b': 'b',
      'div.c': 'c',
      'div.d': 'd',
      'div.e': 'e',
      'div.f': 'f'
  }
  var rfn = $('.purejs_template').compile( dir );
 
 
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
Mustache.js Template
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
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Pure JS Template
$('.purejs_template').render(sharedVariables, rfn);
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Underscore.js Template
underscoreTemplate(sharedVariables);
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