.on() vs. .bind() vs. .delegate(). vs. .live() vs. .native()

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 2 of this test case created by Simon Harte

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What event binding is the most efficient.

Preparation code

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

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Test Ops/sec
.on() basic
$('a').on('click', function() { return false; });
pending…
.on() with delegation
$(document).on('click', 'a', function() {
    return false;
});
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.on() with event-map
$(document).on({
    click: function(){
        return false;
    }
}, 'a');
pending…
.native()
$('a').click(function() { return false; });
pending…
.live()
$('a').live('click', function() { return false; });
pending…
.bind()
$('a').bind('click', function() { return false; });
pending…
.delegate()
$(document).delegate('a', 'click', function() {
    return false;
});
pending…

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