jQuery.fn.append is unusually slow for large
This has come up while using the jquery.tmpl plugin. With 1.4.2, Webkit has unusable times which can be reduced to the following simple cases.
In this case largeString is a joined array of <ul><li>brief text</li>(..3x li's)</ul> while $('#id') is an empty div.
I'm having a hard time making sense of these results. The webkit results show almost 3 magnitudes order difference.