append vs. innerHTML vs. fragment

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 14 of this test case created by Raymond

Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
      
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
  var html = "<div><ul><li>df</li><li>fdf</li></ul></div>";
  var d = document.createElement('div');
  var f = document.createDocumentFragment();
  var di = document.createElement('div');
  var ule = document.createElement('ul');
  var li1 = document.createElement('li');
  li1.textContent = "df";
  ule.appendChild(li1);
  var li2 = document.createElement('li');
  li2.textContent = "fdf";
  ule.appendChild(li2);
  di.appendChild(ule);
  f.appendChild(di);
  
  document.body.appendChild(d);
  
  var $d = $(d);

};

Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
  document.body.removeChild(d);

};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
jQuery append fragment
$(d).append(f);
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innerHTML
d.innerHTML = html;
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fragment
d.appendChild(f);
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cached $d appendChild
$d[0].appendChild(f);
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cached $d append
$d.append(f);
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