jQuery Template table performance

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Revision 9 of this test case created by Kevin Mee

Info

To test performance of jQuery template for outputting 50 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/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jquery.templates/beta1/jquery.tmpl.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="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>

var templateAlias = 'tmplRow';
// compile the template
$.template(templateAlias, $("#tmplRow"));


<table id="table"></table>
<script>
  var data = [];
 
  for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
   var row = {
    id: i,
    firstName: 'john',
    lastName: 'doe'
   };
 
   data.push(row);
  }
</script>

Preparation code output

var templateAlias = 'tmplRow'; // compile the template $.template(templateAlias, $("#tmplRow"));

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$('#tmplRow').tmpl(data).appendTo('#table');
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string padding method
var s = [];

for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
 s.push('<tr>');
 s.push('<td><input type="checkbox" value="');
 s.push(data[i].id);
 s.push('" /></td><td>');
 s.push(data[i].firstName + ' ');
 s.push(data[i].lastName);
 s.push('</td>');
 s.push('<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>');
 s.push('</tr>');
}

$('#table').append(s.join(''));
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jQuery Compiled templates
$.tmpl(templateAlias, data).appendTo('#table');
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