jQuery append vs html vs innerHTML vs createElement list performance

JavaScript performance comparison

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Info

Just a simple example showing the speed difference between populating a list with .append() & .html() innerHTML and createElement

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<div id="list" style="display:none;">
</div>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var len = 10;
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
jquery .append()
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  var html = '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
  $('#list').append(html);
}
pending…
jQuery .html()
var html = '';
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html += '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}

$('#list').html(html);
pending…
javascript innerHTML
var list = document.getElementById('list');
var html = '';

for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html += '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}

list.innerHTML = html;
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createElement appendChild
var list = document.getElementById("list");

for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  var div = document.createElement("div");
  div.textContent = i;
  list.appendChild(div);
}
pending…

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