innerHTML vs removeChild vs jquery.remove

JavaScript performance comparison

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what method for empty a element is faster ?

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div id='box'></div>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var box = document.getElementById('box');
    for (var i=0;i<1000;i++){
        var c   = document.createElement('div');
        box.appendChild(c);
    }
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
removeChild
while (box.firstChild) { 
  box.removeChild(box.firstChild);
}
pending…
innerHTML
if (box.firstChild) box.innerHTML = '';
pending…
Jquery empty
$(box).empty()
pending…

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