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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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<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>

<script src="https://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doT.js"></script>

<script src="https://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doU.js"></script>

<script src="http://gist.github.com/raw/860240/cd98cacbdeee7eb2cfb2ca3ca76638dae2a5b1af/micro3.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'>
        <% for (var i = 0, l = this.list.length; i < l; i++) { %>
                <li class='item'><%= this.list[i] %></li>
        <% } %>
</ul>
</div>
</script>

<script type="text/x-jqote-template" id="jqote2TemplateMain">
<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( jqote2TemplateSub, this.list ) %>
</ul>
</div>
</script>

<script type="text/x-jqote-template" id="jqote2TemplateSub">
        <li class='item'><%= this[j] %></li>
</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: 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>";
 
  window.jqote2Template = $.jqotec( $('#jqote2Template') );
 
  window.jqote2TemplateMain = $.jqotec( $('#jqote2TemplateMain') );
  window.jqote2TemplateSub = $.jqotec( $('#jqote2TemplateSub') );
 
  window.resigTemplate3 = tmpl3("<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.doTtemplate = doT.template("<div><h1 class='header'>{{= it.header }}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{= it.header2 }}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{= it.header3 }}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{= it.header4 }}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{= it.header5 }}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{= it.header6 }}</h6><ul class='list'>{{ for (var i = 0, l = it.list.length; i < l; i++) { }}<li class='item'>{{= it.list[i] }}</li>{{ } }}</ul></div>");
   
  window.doUtemplate = doU.template("<div><h1 class='header'>{{= it.header }}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{= it.header2 }}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{= it.header3 }}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{= it.header4 }}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{= it.header5 }}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{= it.header6 }}</h6><ul class='list'>{{ for (var i = 0, l = it.list.length; i < l; i++) { }}<li class='item'>{{= it.list[i] }}</li>{{ } }}</ul></div>");
</script>

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Mustache.js Template
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
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jQuery Templates
jQueryTemplate($, {
 data: sharedVariables
}).join("");
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Kendo UI Templates
kendouiTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Underscore.js Template
underscoreTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Handlebars.js
handlebarsTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Kendo UI Templates (External Temp Def)
kendoUIAlt(sharedVariables);
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jQote2 (External Temp Def)
$.jqote(jqote2Template, sharedVariables);
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jQote2 with sub template (External Temp Def)
$.jqote(jqote2TemplateMain, sharedVariables);
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Resig Micro-Templating with string concat
resigTemplate3(sharedVariables);
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doT.js
doTtemplate(sharedVariables);
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doU.js
doUtemplate(sharedVariables);
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