jQuery .find() vs. context selector vs non-context selector

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 97 of this test case created by TechGeek01

Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.0.0/jquery.min.js"></script>

<article>
	<p>A test</p>
	<p><ins></ins></p>
	<p><blockquote>This is text</blockquote></p>
</article>
    

Preparation code output

<article> <p>A test</p> <p><ins></ins></p> <p><blockquote>This is text</blockquote></p> </article>

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Testing in CCBot 2.0.0 / Other 0.0.0
Test Ops/sec
Standard selector
var has = $('article ins, article blockquote').length > 0 ? true : false;
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Context
var has = $('ins, blockquote', $('article')).length > 0 ? true : false;
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.find()
var has = $('article').find('ins, blockquote').length > 0 ? true : false;
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Cached main element with .find()
var $article = $('article'), has = $article.find('ins, blockquote').length > 0 ? true : false;
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A test

This is text