jQuery append vs html vs innerHTML vs createElement list performance

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<div id="list" style="display:none;">
</div>
      
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
  var len = 200,
    $list = $('#list'),
    list = $list[0];

};
</script>

Preparation code output

<div id="list" style="display:none;"> </div>

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Test Ops/sec
jquery .append(jquery)
var i;
for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  $list.append($('<div/>', {
    text: 'Test ' + i
  }));
}
pending…
jQuery .html()
var html = '',
  i;
for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html += '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}

$list.html(html);
pending…
javascript innerHTML
var html = '',
  i;

for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html += '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}

list.innerHTML = html;
pending…
createElement appendChild
var i, div;
var listwrapper = document.createElement("div");

for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  div = document.createElement("div");
  div.textContent = "Test " + i;
  listwrapper.appendChild(div);
}

list.appendChild(listwrapper);
pending…
jquery .append(html)
var i;
for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  $list.append('<div>Test ' + i + '</div>');
}
pending…
jquery .append(clone+append)
var i, $div = $('<div/>', {
    text: 'Test '
  });
for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  $list.append($div.clone().append(document.createTextNode(i)));
}
pending…
insertAdjacentHTML (beforeend)
var html = '',
  i;

for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html += '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}

list.insertAdjacentHTML('beforeend', html);
pending…
javascript array innerHTML
var html = [],
  i;

for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html.push('<div>Test ');
  html.push(i);
  html.push('</div>');
}

list.innerHTML = html.join('');
pending…
javascript innerHTML direct
var html = '',
  i;

for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  list.innerHTML += '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}
pending…
javascript documentFragment cloneNode appendChild
var div = document.createElement('div');
var clone;
var fragment = document.createDocumentFragment();

for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  clone = div.cloneNode();
  clone.textContent = "Test " + i;
  fragment.appendChild(clone);
}

list.appendChild(fragment);
pending…

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