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>
 

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$('<div>')
x=$('<div>')
 
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$('<div></div>')
x=$('<div></div>')
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document.createElement
x=$(document.createElement('div'))
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document.createElement (only native)
x=document.createElement('div')
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$( [simple form] )
frm=$('<div><form><input type="text" value="text" name="text"/></form></div>')
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Native simple form
frm=document.createElement('div');
a=document.createElement('form');
b=document.createElement('input');
b.setAttribute('type','text');
b.setAttribute('value','text');
b.setAttribute('name','text');
a.appendChild(b);
frm.appendChild(a);
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