jQuery vs createElement

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 191 of this test case created by Philipp

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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/1.10.2/jquery.min.js"></script>

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Test Ops/sec
$('<span>')
var test = $('<span data-test="324" data-test2="asdasda">');
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$('<span></span>')
var test = $('<span data-test="324" data-test2="asdasda"></span>');
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jquery createElement mix
var elem = $(document.createElement('span'), {
  "data-test": "324",
  "data-test2": "asdasdas"
});
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document.createElement
var elem = document.createElement('span');
elem.setAttribute("data-test", "324");
elem.setAttribute("data-test2", "asdasdas");
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$('<span></span>') + content
var test = $('<span data-test="324" data-test2="asdasda">this is some text</span>');
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jquery createElement mix + content
var elem = $(document.createElement('span'), {
  "data-test": "324",
  "data-test2": "asdasdas"
})[0];

elem.appendChild(document.createTextNode("add some content text"));
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document.createElement + content
var elem = document.createElement('span');
elem.appendChild(document.createTextNode("add some content text"));
elem.setAttribute("data-test", "324");
elem.setAttribute("data-test2", "asdasdas");
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jquery + append
var elem = $(document.createElement('span'), {
  "data-test": "324",
  "data-test2": "asdasdas"
});

elem.append("add some content text");
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document.createElement + content 2
var elem = document.createElement('span');
elem.appendChild(document.createTextNode("add some content text"));
elem.dataset.test = "324";
elem.dataset.test2 = "asdasdas";
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