jQuery event delegation

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 36 of this test case created by Aaron Forsander

Preparation code

<div id="parent"></div>
<div id="parent2"></div>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    $('#parent2').on('click', '.clickable', function() {
      $(this).toggleClass('active');
    });
};

Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
    $('.clickable').remove();
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
no delegation
var $target = $("<div class='clickable'></div>").appendTo('#parent');
$target.on('click', function() {
  $(this).toggleClass('active');
});
$target.click();
pending…
with delegation
var $target = $("<div class='clickable'></div>").appendTo('#parent2');
$target.click();
pending…

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