jQuery vs createElement

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 157 of this test case created by mkk

Info

Benchmarks from answer on StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/268490/jquery-document-createelement-equivalent/268520

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var root = document.createElement("div");
    root.id = "root";
    document.body.appendChild(root);
};

Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
    $("#root").remove();
};
</script>

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$('<div>')
$("#root").append($('<div>'));
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$('<div></div>')
$("#root").append($('<div></div>'));
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document.createElement
$("#root").append($(document.createElement('div')));
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$.parseHTML('<div>')
$("#root").append($.parseHTML('<div>'));
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$.parseHTML('<div></div>')
$("#root").append($.parseHTML('<div></div>'));
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