jQuery Cached Set

JavaScript performance comparison

Test case created by Nilayan Sharma


Compare performance of cached vs repeated element selections

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>

<div id="top" class="mydiv">
  <p id="para_1" class="mytext">Paragraph one</p>
  <p id="para_2" class="mytext">Paragraph two</p>
  <p id="para_3" class="mytext">Paragraph three</p>
  <span id="span_1" class="mytext">Text in a span</span>

<p id="para_4" class="mytext">Paragraph four</p>
<p id="para_5" class="mytext">Paragraph five</p>
<p id="para_6" class="mytext">Paragraph six</p>
  var parent_el = document.getElementById("top");
  var cached = jQuery(parent_el).find('p.mytext');

Preparation code output

Paragraph one

Paragraph two

Paragraph three

Text in a span

Paragraph four

Paragraph five

Paragraph six

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Testing in unknown unknown
Test Ops/sec
Cached elements
cached.css('color', '#ff0000');
cached.css('text-decoration', 'underline');
cached.css('background-color', '#eeeeee');
No cache
jQuery('#top').find('p.mytext').css('color', '#ff0000');
jQuery('#top').find('p.mytext').css('text-decoration', 'underline');
jQuery('#top').find('p.mytext').css('background-color', '#eeeeee');

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Kuntau commented :

wow 814 smoked 813 by a margin

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