Transparency vs. other template engines

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 8 of this test case created by Jarno Keskikangas

Info

Transparency vs. other template engines. Based on http://jsperf.com/dom-vs-innerhtml-based-templating

Preparation code

<script src="https://github.com/downloads/paul/handlebars.js/handlebars.js"></script>
<script src=http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.7.1.min.js></script>
<script src="http://leonidas.github.com/transparency/js/transparency.min.js"></script>

<div id="transparency">
  <h1 class='header'></h1>
  <h2 class='header2'></h2>
  <h3 class='header3'></h3>
  <h4 class='header4'></h4>
  <h5 class='header5'></h5>
  <h6 class='header6'></h6>
  <ul class='list'>
    <li class='item'></li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div id="handlebars"></div>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    window.sharedVariables = {
       header: "Header",
       header2: "Header2",
       header3: "Header3",
       header4: "Header4",
       header5: "Header5",
       header6: "Header6",
       list: ['10000000', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6', '7', '8', '9', '10']
    };
   
    window.transparencyTemplate = document.getElementById('transparency');
   
    window.handlebarsTemplate = Handlebars.compile("<div><h1 class='header'>{{header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{#list}}<li class='item'>{{this}}</li>{{/list}}</ul></div>");
   
    window.handlebarsOutput     = document.getElementById('handlebars');
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
Transparency
Transparency.render(transparencyTemplate, sharedVariables);
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Handlebars
handlebarsOutput.innerHTML = handlebarsTemplate(sharedVariables);
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