attr() v set/getAttribute

JavaScript performance comparison

Test case created by Doug Avery

Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<a href="#" id="testme">Link to test</a>
<script>
  $testme = $('#testme');
</script>
    

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<a href="#" id="testme">Link to test</a>

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Testing in CCBot 2.0.0 / Other 0.0.0
Test Ops/sec
Get: attr()
var url = $testme.attr('href');
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Get: getAttribute
var url = $testme[0].getAttribute('href');
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Set: Attr
$testme.attr('href', 'http://www.jquery.com');
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Set: setAttribute
$testme[0].setAttribute('href', 'http://www.quirksmode.org');
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