jQuery .remove vs. .hide

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 6 of this test case created by peke

Preparation code

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

<div id="remove-me"></div>
<div id="hide-me"></div>
<script>
  function init() {
   // The magic init() function will be executed once before every test
   // Still not perfect, but definitely better
   $('<div id="remove-me" />').appendTo('body');
   $('#hide-me').show();
  }
</script>

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.remove()
$('#remove-me').remove();
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.hide()
$('#hide-me').hide();
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.css('display', 'none')
$('#hide-me').css('display', 'none');
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