Performance comparison between innerHTML attribute and DOM's nodeValue when modifying the text data of a node of type TEXT_NODE

The conclusion is resoundingly clear:
a) innerHTML is at least 200% slower on all 6 browsers tested (Firefox, Netscape 6+, Internet Explorer 6+, Opera 7+, Safari 2, Seamonkey 1) than modifying the nodeValue and
b) innerHTML is NOT a World Wide Web Consortium web standard DOM 1 attribute.


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Also, firstChild.data, firstChild.nodeValue, childNodes[0].data, lastChild.nodeValue and lastChild.data all give very large superior performance over innerHTML.

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