id vs class vs tag selectors

JavaScript performance comparison

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<p id="foo" class="foo"></p>

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

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id
var element = document.getElementById('foo');
$(element).html('test')
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class
var element = document.getElementsByClassName('foo');
$(element).html('test')
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tag
var element = document.getElementsByTagName('p');
$(element).html('test')
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$(id)
var element = $('#foo');
element.html('test')
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$(class)
var element = $('.foo');
element.html('test')
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$(tag)
var element = $('p');
element.html('test')
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