val vs text

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<input>
<span></span>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    $input = $("input"), $span = $("span");
};

Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
    $input.val('');
    $span.text('');
};
</script>

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val
$input.val("testing testing testing");
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text
input.text("testing testing testing");
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