.empty.append vs .html

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div id="test'></div>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var iterations = 100;
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
.empty.append - uncached
for (var i = 0; i < iterations; i++) {
  var html = '<div>whatever</div>';
  $('#test').empty().append(html);
}
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.html - uncached
for (var i = 0; i < iterations; i++) {
  var html = '<div>whatever</div>';
  $('#test').html(html);
}
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.empty.append - cached
var $body = $('#test');
for (var i = 0; i < iterations; i++) {
  var html = '<div>whatever</div>';
  $body.empty().append(html);
}
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.html - uncached
var $body = $('#test');
for (var i = 0; i < iterations; i++) {
  var html = '<div>whatever</div>';
  $body.html(html);
}
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