performance comparison of jQuery Template vs underscore vs string append for table

JavaScript performance comparison

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Info

To test performance of jQuery template for outputting 100 rows each with 10 columns where the columns have fields that can trigger events.

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jquery.templates/beta1/jquery.tmpl.js">
</script>
<script src="http://documentcloud.github.com/underscore/underscore-min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/janl/mustache.js/raw/master/mustache.js">
</script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/BorisMoore/jsrender/master/jsrender.js">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
  $(function() {
    $('body').delegate('#table .edit a, #table .select a', 'click', function() {
      var $td = $(this).closest('td');
      $td.find('input, select').show();
      $td.find('a').hide();
    });

    $('body').delegate('#table .edit .cancel, $table .select .cancel', 'click', function() {
      var $td = $(this).closest('td');
      $td.find('input, select').hide();
      $td.find('a').show();
    });
  });
</script>
<script type="text/x-jquery-tmpl" id="tmplRow">
  < tr > < td > < input type = "checkbox"
  value = "${id}" / > < /td>
  <td>${firstName} ${lastName}</td > < td class = "edit" > < a > Edit < /a>
    <input style="display:none;" type="hidden" value="Blah" / > < input class = "cancel"
  type = "button"
  value = "cancel" / > < /td>
  <td class="select">
      <a>Select</a > < select style = "display:none;" > < option > 0 < /option>
        <option>1</option > < option > 2 < /option>
        <option>3</option > < option > 4 < /option>
        <option>5</option > < option > 6 < /option>
        <option>7</option > < option > 8 < /option>
        <option>9</option > < option > 10 < /option>
       </select > < input class = "cancel"
  type = "button"
  value = "cancel" / > < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
</tr >
</script>
<script>
  var data = [];

  for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
   var row = {
     id: i,
     firstName: 'john',
     lastName: 'doe'
   };

   data.push(row);
 }

 $.template("savedTmpl", document.getElementById("tmplRow").innerHTML);

 var underscoreTmpl = "\
   <%for(var i=0;i<rows.length;i++){%>
\
    <%var row=rows[i];%> \
    <tr> \
      <td> <input type = 'checkbox' value = '<%= row.id%>' /> </td>\
      <td><%= row.firstname%> <%= row.lastname%></td> \
      <td class = 'edit'> \
        <a> Edit </a>\
        <input style='display:none;' type='hidden' value='Blah' /> \
        <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' /> \
      </td>\
      <td class='select'>\
          <a>Select</a> \
          <select style = 'display:none;'> \
            <option>0</option>\
            <option>1</option> \
            <option>2</option>\
            <option>3</option> \
            <option>4</option>\
            <option>5</option> \
            <option>6</option>\
            <option>7</option> \
            <option>8</option>\
            <option>9</option> \
            <option>10</option>\
           </select> \
            <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' /> \
       </td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
    </tr ><%}%>";

  var mustacheTmpl = "\
    {{#rows}}\
    <tr> \
      <td> <input type = 'checkbox' value = '{{id}}' /> </td>\
      <td>{{firstname}} {{lastname}}</td> \
      <td class = 'edit'> \
        <a> Edit </a>\
        <input style='display:none;' type='hidden' value='Blah' /> \
        <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' /> \
      </td>\
      <td class='select'>\
          <a>Select</a> \
          <select style = 'display:none;'> \
            <option>0</option>\
            <option>1</option> \
            <option>2</option>\
            <option>3</option> \
            <option>4</option>\
            <option>5</option> \
            <option>6</option>\
            <option>7</option> \
            <option>8</option>\
            <option>9</option> \
            <option>10</option>\
           </select> \
            <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' /> \
       </td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
    </tr >{{/rows}}"

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