jQuery append vs html vs innerHTML list performance

JavaScript performance comparison

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

Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.0.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div id="list" style="display:none;height:0;overflow:hidden;">
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var len = 10;

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jquery .append()
var html = $("<div/>");

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

jQuery .html()
var list = document.getElementById('list');
var div = document.createElement("div");
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  div.appendChild(document.createTextNode("Test " + i));

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