jQuery vs createElement

JavaScript performance comparison

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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/1.7.2/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/dojo/1.7.3/dojo/dojo.js">
</script>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    function newe($tag) {
      return document.createElement($tag);
    }
   
    function $new(tag) {
      return $(document.createElement(tag));
    }
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
Simple Tag
$('<div>')
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Full HTML String
$('<div></div>')
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Full XHTML String
$('<div/>')
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document.createElement
$(document.createElement('div'))
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shorthand function'd
$(newe('div'))
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Extra shorthand
$new('div')
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baseline
document.createElement("div");
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dojo.create
dojo.create("div");
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dojo nodelist
new dojo.NodeList(document.createElement("div"))
 
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dojo nodelist with create
new dojo.NodeList(dojo.create("div"))
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