- Improved speeds, with DOM traversal over 800% faster than in 1.1.2.
- A re-written event system, with more graceful handling of keyboard events.
- A re-written effects system (with an accompanying fx test suite), featuring faster execution and better cross-platform support.
There are more enhancements planned for the next releases of jQuery. jQuery 1.1.4 is already planned for the end of July, and it will be the last release of the jQuery 1.1 branch. The next generation of jQuery will begin with the 1.2 release, planned for late August, and it will include more new features and enhancements as you can read in the 1.2 Roadmap.
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Additionally, we tested the improved code base against some of the other popular selector libraries, again with the SlickSpeed test suite.
A couple things to notice when looking at the speed suite results are that:
- We’re over 800% faster than we were in jQuery 1.1.2.
- We’re the fastest framework in the most popular browser, Internet Explorer 6.
- We’re the only framework that doesn’t give incorrect results.
- And all of this comes at no expense to you — jQuery is still the same 20KB that you’ve come to expect and enjoy.