jQuery -- .html() vs. .text() vs. innerHTML vs. innerText/textContent

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<div class="test-element">
</div>
<div class="test-element">
</div>
<div class="test-element">
</div>
<div class="test-element">
</div>
<div class="test-element">
</div>
      
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
  var plainText = '<label>one & two</label>',
      encodedText = $('<div></div>').text(plainText).html();
  
  $('.test-element').empty();
  
  var $els = $('.test-element');

};

Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
  $('.test-element').empty();

};
</script>

Preparation code output

<div class="test-element"> </div> <div class="test-element"> </div> <div class="test-element"> </div> <div class="test-element"> </div> <div class="test-element"> </div>

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Testing in CCBot 2.0.0 / Other 0.0.0
Test Ops/sec
jQuery .html()
$els.html(encodedText);
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jQuery .text()
$els.text(plainText);
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innerHTML
for (var i = 0, l = $els.length; i < l; i++) {
  $els[i].innerHTML = encodedText;
}
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innerText / textContent
for (var i = 0, l = $els.length; i < l; i++) {
  $els[i].innerText = plainText; // IE
  $els[i].textContent = plainText; // W3C
}
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document.createTextNode
var    textNode;

for (var i = 0, l = $els.length; i < l; i++) {
  textNode = document.createTextNode(plainText);
  $els[i].appendChild(textNode);
}
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document.createTextNode (cached)
var    textNode = document.createTextNode(plainText);

for (var i = 0, l = $els.length; i < l; i++) {
  $els[i].appendChild(textNode.cloneNode());
}
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3 Comments

smashhands commented :

the textContent/innerText test should be separated since it actually runs two opts. turning off the textContent call increases the speed of the test by 15x in chrome.

7878 commented :

xyz

lyrics commented :

really helpfull