jQuery: css-display:none vs. hide

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Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div id="hide-me">hide me</div>
<script>
  var cachedjQuery = $("#hide-me");
  var cachedEl = document.getElementById("hide-me");
  var cachedStyle = cachedEl.style;
</script>

Preparation code output

hide me

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Test Ops/sec
jQuery :: display: none
$("#hide-me").css("display", "none");
$("#hide-me").css("display", "block");
pending…
jQuery :: hide()
$("#hide-me").hide();
$("#hide-me").show();
pending…
jQuery :: display: none (cached)
cachedjQuery.css("display", "none");
cachedjQuery.css("display", "block");
pending…
jQuery :: hide() (cached)
cachedjQuery.hide();
cachedjQuery.show();
pending…
Element
document.getElementById("hide-me").style.display = "none";
document.getElementById("hide-me").style.display = "block";
pending…
Element (cached)
cachedEl.style.display = "none";
cachedEl.style.display = "block";
pending…
Element (cached style)
cachedStyle.display = "none";
cachedStyle.display = "block";
pending…
Element (cached style visibility)
cachedStyle.visibility = "hidden";
cachedStyle.visibility = "visible";
pending…
attr
$("#hide-me").attr("style","display:none");
$("#hide-me").removeAttr("style");
pending…

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