innerHTML vs innerText vs nodeValue vs textContent

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 8 of this test case created by vamp

Preparation code

<div id="divinputme">
</div>
<span id="spaninputme">
</span>
<script>
  var a = document.getElementById('divinputme'),
      b = document.getElementById('spaninputme'),
      s = '1,2,3,4';
</script>

Preparation code output

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Test Ops/sec
innerText - div
a.innerText = s;
pending…
innerText - span
b.innerText = s;
pending…
innerHTML - div
a.innerHTML = s;
pending…
innerHTML - span
b.innerHTML = s;
pending…
nodeValue - div
if(a.childNodes.length===0){
  a.textContent = " ";
}
a.firstChild.nodeValue = s;
pending…
nodeValue - span
if(b.childNodes.length===0){
  b.textContent = " ";
}
b.firstChild.nodeValue = s;
pending…
textContent - div
a.textContent = s;
pending…
textContent - span
b.textContent = s;
pending…

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