innerHTML vs createElement test

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Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<div id="container">
</div>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    document.getElementById('container').innerHTML = '';
};

Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
    document.getElementById('container').innerHTML = '';
};
</script>

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100 element innerHTML
var innerHTMLstr = '<div>';
for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
  innerHTMLstr += '<div><span>' + i + '</span></div>';
}
innerHTMLstr += '</div>';

document.getElementById('container').innerHTML = innerHTMLstr;
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100 element createElement added in sequence
var container = document.getElementById('container');
var outerdiv = document.createElement('div');
container.appendChild(outerdiv);

for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
  var div = document.createElement('div');
  var span = document.createElement('span');

  span.innerHTML = i;
  div.appendChild(span);
  outerdiv.appendChild(div);

}
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100 element createElement bulk add - textnode
var container = document.getElementById('container');
var outerdiv = document.createElement('div');

for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
  var div = document.createElement('div');
  var span = document.createElement('span');

  span.appendChild(document.createTextNode(i));
  div.appendChild(span);
  outerdiv.appendChild(div);

}

container.appendChild(outerdiv);
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100 element createElement bulk add - textContent
var container = document.getElementById('container');
var outerdiv = document.createElement('div');

for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
  var div = document.createElement('div');
  var span = document.createElement('span');

  span.textContent = i;
  div.appendChild(span);
  outerdiv.appendChild(div);

}

container.appendChild(outerdiv);
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100 element createElement bulk add - innertext
var container = document.getElementById('container');
var outerdiv = document.createElement('div');

for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
  var div = document.createElement('div');
  var span = document.createElement('span');

  span.innerText = i;
  div.appendChild(span);
  outerdiv.appendChild(div);

}

container.appendChild(outerdiv);
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Document Fragment
var fragment = document.createDocumentFragment();

for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
  fragment.appendChild(document.createElement("div"))
  }

  document.getElementById('container').appendChild(fragment)
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