jQuery event delegation

JavaScript performance comparison

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Comparing performance of adding .click() to 100 table cells vs using .on() to listen for click events bubbling up the DOM tree.

Preparation code

<table>
  <tr>
    <td>
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<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
no delegation
$('table').find('td').on('click', function() {
  $(this).toggleClass('active');
});
pending…
with delegation
$('table').on('click', 'td', function() {
  $(this).toggleClass('active');
});
pending…
context
$('table','td').on('click', function() {
  $(this).toggleClass('active');
});
pending…

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