innerHTML vs removeChild

JavaScript performance comparison

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what method for empty a element is faster ?

Preparation code

<div id='box'></div>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var box = document.getElementById('box');
    box.innerHTML = 'sfghh ehwewhwh hwhwehwhhwhw'
};

Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
    box.innerHTML = 'sfghh ehwewhwh hwhwehwhhwhw'
};
</script>

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removeChild
while (box.firstChild) {
  box.removeChild(box.firstChild);
}
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innerHTML
box.innerHTML = '';
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