jQuery: Creating vs. Cloning List Elements

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Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<ul class="list" style="display:none">
</ul>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var list = $('.list');
    var item = $('<li/>').addClass('item');
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
Create
$('<li/>').addClass('item').html('Item').appendTo(list);
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Clone
item.clone().html('Item').appendTo(list);
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