innerHTML vs innerText vs nodeValue vs textContent

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<div id="divinputme" style="position:absolute;left:10px;top:0">x</div>
<span id="spaninputme" style="position:absolute;left:110px;top:0">x</span>
<label id="labelinputme" style="position:absolute;left:210px;top:0">x</label>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var a = document.getElementById('divinputme'),
        b = document.getElementById('spaninputme'),
        c = document.getElementById('labelinputme');
    var an = a.firstChild,
        bn = b.firstChild,
        cn = c.firstChild;
    var s = '1,2,3,4';
    a.innerHTML = s;
    b.innerHTML = s;
    c.innerHTML = s;
    var ah = a.offsetHeight,
        bh = b.offsetHeight,
        ch = c.offsetHeight;
};
</script>

Preparation code output

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Test Ops/sec
innerText - div
a.innerText = s;
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innerText - span
b.innerText = s;
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innerText - label
c.innerText = s;
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innerHTML - div
a.innerHTML = s;
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innerHTML - span
b.innerHTML = s;
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innerHTML - label
c.innerHTML = s;
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textContent - div
a.textContent = s;
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textContent - span
b.textContent = s;
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textContent - label
c.textContent = s;
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nodeValue - div
an.nodeValue = s;
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nodeValue - span
bn.nodeValue = s;
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