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');
  $els.html("test");

};

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

};
</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);
pending…
toggle
$els.toggle()
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