JavaScript template language shootoff

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 191 of this test case created by Chris Kihneman

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A limited comparison of some popular JavaScript templating engines on a short template: 6 header tags, and 10 list items. Compared templating engines:

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Preparation code

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://documentcloud.github.com/underscore/underscore.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/janl/mustache.js/raw/master/mustache.js">
</script>
<script src="https://github.com/downloads/wycats/handlebars.js/handlebars.1.0.0.beta.3.js">
</script>
<script src="http://cdn.kendostatic.com/2011.2.804/js/kendo.all.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://jashkenas.github.com/coffee-script/extras/coffee-script.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/jquery/jquery-tmpl/raw/master/jquery.tmpl.min.js">
</script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/aefxx/jQote2/master/jquery.jqote2.min.js">
</script>
<!--External Template Definitions-->
<script type="text/x-kendo-template" id="kendoUIextTemplate">
  < div > < h1 class = 'header' > < # = header# > < /h1>
<h2 class='header2'><#= header2 #></h2 > < h3 class = 'header3' > < # = header3# > < /h3>
<h4 class='header4'><#= header4 #></h4 > < h5 class = 'header5' > < # = header5# > < /h5>
<h6 class='header6'><#= header6 #></h6 > < ul class = 'list' > < #
  for (var i = 0, l = list.length; i < l; i++) {# > < li class = 'item' > < # = list[i]# > < /li>
   <# } #>
</ul > < /div>
</script>
<script type="text/x-jqote-template" id="jqote2Template">
  < div > < h1 class = 'header' > < %= this.header % > < /h1>
        <h2 class='header2'><%= this.header2 %></h2 > < h3 class = 'header3' > < %= this.header3 % > < /h3>
        <h4 class='header4'><%= this.header4 %></h4 > < h5 class = 'header5' > < %= this.header5 % > < /h5>
        <h6 class='header6'><%= this.header6 %></h6 > < ul class = 'list' > < %= $.jqote(jqote2SubTemplate, this.list) % > < /ul>
        </div >
</script>
<script type="text/x-jqote-template" id="jqote2SubTemplate">
  < li class = 'item' > < %= this[j] % > < /li>
</script>
<script type="text/x-jqote-template" id="jqote2TemplateNoSub">
  < div > < h1 class = 'header' > < %= this.header % > < /h1>
        <h2 class='header2'><%= this.header2 %></h2 > < h3 class = 'header3' > < %= this.header3 % > < /h3>
        <h4 class='header4'><%= this.header4 %></h4 > < h5 class = 'header5' > < %= this.header5 % > < /h5>
        <h6 class='header6'><%= this.header6 %></h6 > < ul class = 'list' > < %
  for (var ii = 0, ll = this.list.length; ii < ll; ii++) { % > < li class = 'item' > < %= this.list[ii] % > < /li>
                <% } %>
        </ul > < /div>
       
</script>
<script>
  window.sharedVariables = {
    header: "Header",
    header2: "Header2",
    header3: "Header3",
    header4: "Header4",
    header5: "Header5",
    header6: "Header6",
    list: ['1', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6', '7', '8', '9', '10']
  };
 
  window.jQueryTemplate = $.template(null, "<div><h1 class='header'>{{html header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{html header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{html header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{html header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{html header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{html header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{each list}}<li class='item'>{{html $value}}</li>{{/each}}</ul></div>");
 
  window.mustacheTemplate = "<div><h1 class='header'>{{{header}}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{{header2}}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{{header3}}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{{header4}}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{{header5}}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{{header6}}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{#list}}<li class='item'>{{{.}}}</li>{{/list}}</ul></div>";
 
  window.handlebarsTemplate = Handlebars.compile("<div><h1 class='header'>{{header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{#each list}}<li class='item'>{{this}}</li>{{/each}}</ul></div>");
 
  window.kendouiTemplate = kendo.template("<div><h1 class='header'><#= data.header #></h1><h2 class='header2'><#= data.header2 #></h2><h3 class='header3'><#= data.header3 #></h3><h4 class='header4'><#= data.header4 #></h4><h5 class='header5'><#= data.header5 #></h5><h6 class='header6'><#= data.header6 #></h6><ul class='list'><# for (var i = 0, l = data.list.length; i < l; i++) { #><li class='item'><#= data.list[i] #></li><# } #></ul></div>", {
    useWithBlock: true
  });
 
  window.kendouiTemplate2 = kendo.template("<div><h1 class='header'><#= data.header #></h1><h2 class='header2'><#= data.header2 #></h2><h3 class='header3'><#= data.header3 #></h3><h4 class='header4'><#= data.header4 #></h4><h5 class='header5'><#= data.header5 #></h5><h6 class='header6'><#= data.header6 #></h6><ul class='list'><# for (var i = 0, l = data.list.length; i < l; i++) { #><li class='item'><#= data.list[i] #></li><# } #></ul></div>", {
    useWithBlock: false
  });
  //Use external template definition
  window.kendoUIAlt = kendo.template($("#kendoUIextTemplate").html());
 
  window.underscoreTemplate = _.template("<div><h1 class='header'><%= header %></h1><h2 class='header2'><%= header2 %></h2><h3 class='header3'><%= header3 %></h3><h4 class='header4'><%= header4 %></h4><h5 class='header5'><%= header5 %></h5><h6 class='header6'><%= header6 %></h6><ul class='list'><% for (var i = 0, l = list.length; i < l; i++) { %><li class='item'><%= list[i] %></li><% } %></ul></div>");
 
  window.baseHtml = "<div><h1 class='header'></h1><h2 class='header2'></h2><h3 class='header3'></h3><h4 class='header4'></h4><h5 class='header5'></h5><h6 class='header6'></h6><ul class='list'><li class='item'></li></ul></div>";
 
  function tmpl(str) {
    var strFunc = "var p=[];" + "with(obj){p.push('" +
 
    str.replace(/[\r\t\n]/g, " ").replace(/'(?=[^#]*#>)/g, "\t").split("'").join("\\'").split("\t").join("'").replace(/<#=(.+?)#>/g, "',$1,'").split("<#").join("');").split("#>").join("p.push('") + "');}return p.join('');";
 
    return new Function("obj", strFunc);
  }
 
  window.resig = tmpl("<div><h1 class='header'><#= header #></h1><h2 class='header2'><#= header2 #></h2><h3 class='header3'><#= header3 #></h3><h4 class='header4'><#= header4 #></h4><h5 class='header5'><#= header5 #></h5><h6 class='header6'><#= header6 #></h6><ul class='list'><# for (var i = 0, l = list.length; i < l; i++) { #><li class='item'><#= list[i] #></li><# } #></ul></div>");
 
  function tmpl2(str) {
    var strFunc = "var p=[];" + "p.push('" +
 
    str.replace(/[\r\t\n]/g, " ").replace(/'(?=[^#]*#>)/g, "\t").split("'").join("\\'").split("\t").join("'").replace(/<#=(.+?)#>/g, "',$1,'").split("<#").join("');").split("#>").join("p.push('") + "');return p.join('');";
 
    return new Function("data", strFunc);
  }
 
  window.resig2 = tmpl2("<div><h1 class='header'><#= data.header #></h1><h2 class='header2'><#= data.header2 #></h2><h3 class='header3'><#= data.header3 #></h3><h4 class='header4'><#= data.header4 #></h4><h5 class='header5'><#= data.header5 #></h5><h6 class='header6'><#= data.header6 #></h6><ul class='list'><# for (var i = 0, l = data.list.length; i < l; i++) { #><li class='item'><#= data.list[i] #></li><# } #></ul></div>");
 
  window.jqote2Template = $.jqotec($('#jqote2Template'));
  window.jqote2SubTemplate = $.jqotec($('#jqote2SubTemplate'));
  window.jqote2TemplateNoSub = $.jqotec($('#jqote2TemplateNoSub'));
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
Mustache.js Template
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
pending…
jQuery Templates
jQueryTemplate($, {
  data: sharedVariables
}).join("");
pending…
Kendo UI Templates
kendouiTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
Underscore.js Template
underscoreTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
Handlebars.js
handlebarsTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
Kendo UI Templates (External Temp Def)
kendoUIAlt(sharedVariables);
pending…
resig-modified
resig(sharedVariables)
pending…
resig-modified-no-with
resig2(sharedVariables)
pending…
kendo-ui-no-with
kendouiTemplate2(sharedVariables)
pending…
jQote2 with sub template
$.jqote(jqote2Template, sharedVariables);
pending…
jQote2 with no sub template
$.jqote(jqote2TemplateNoSub, sharedVariables);
pending…

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