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');
    box.innerHTML = '<div id="inner">hello</div>';
    var inner = box.firstChild;
};
</script>

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removeChild
if (box.firstChild) { box.removeChild(box.firstChild); }
pending…
innerHTML
if (box.firstChild) { box.innerHTML = ''; }
pending…
jQuery.remove
if (box.firstChild) { $(box.firstChild).remove(); }
pending…

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