jQuery append vs html vs innerHTML 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() and innerHTML

Preparation code

<script src="//raw.github.com/ded/qwery/master/qwery.min.js">
</script>
<script src="//raw.github.com/ded/bonzo/master/bonzo.min.js">
</script>
<script>
function notJquery(selector) {
  return bonzo(qwery(selector));
}
</script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<div id="list">
</div>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var len = 20;
};
</script>

Preparation code output

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

document.getElementById('list').innerHTML = html;
pending…
Bonzo/Qwery HTML
var html = '';
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html+= '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}
notJquery('#list').html(html, "innerHTML");
pending…
Bonzo HTML
var html = '';
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html+= '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}
bonzo(document.getElementById('list')).html(html, "innerHTML");
pending…
Bonzo Append
var html = '';
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html+= '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}
bonzo(document.getElementById('list')).append(html);
pending…

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