getElementsByClassName vs jQuery('className')

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 3 of this test case created by Sean

Info

Fix the test to return a jQuery object.

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div class="test"></div>

Preparation code output

Test runner

Warning! For accurate results, please disable Firebug before running the tests. (Why?)

Java applet disabled.

Testing in unknown unknown
Test Ops/sec
Use getElementsByClassName return jQuery collection
jQuery(document.getElementsByClassName('test'))
pending…
use sizzler return jQuery collection
jQuery('.test')
pending…
getElementsByClassName only
document.getElementsByClassName('test')
pending…

Compare results of other browsers

Revisions

You can edit these tests or add even more tests to this page by appending /edit to the URL. Here’s a list of current revisions for this page:

0 comments

Add a comment