jQuery DOM Build vs Clone

JavaScript performance comparison

Test case created by Tyler Wood

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var template = '<div><table><tr><td></td></tr><tr><td></td></tr></table></div>';
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
jQuery Create
var one = $(template);
var two = $(template);
var three = $(template);
var four = $(template);
var five = $(template);
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jQuery Clone
var one = $(template);
var two = one.clone();
var three = one.clone();
var four = one.clone();
var five = one.clone();
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