jQuery append vs jQuery html vs native innerHTML vs native DOM

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://www.sithari.com.au/library/dom.js">
</script>
<div id="list" style="display:none">
</div>
      
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
  var len = 50;

};
</script>

Preparation code output

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

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Testing in CCBot 2.0.0 / Other 0.0.0
Test Ops/sec
jquery .append()
var html = '';
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html += '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}

$('#list').append(html);
pending…
jQuery .html()
var html = '';
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  html += '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}

$('#list').html(html);
pending…
native innerHTML
var list = document.getElementById('list');
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  list.innerHTML += '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}
pending…
native DOM create & append
var list = document.getElementById('list');
var div;
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  div = document.createElement("div")
  div.appendChild(document.createTextNode("Test " + i));
  list.appendChild(div);
}
pending…
Custom DOM function
var arr = [];
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  arr[i] = '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';
}

$('#list').html(arr.join(''));
pending…

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