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Date: 2016aug5
Language: javaScript
Library: jQuery

Q.  Should I use $('body') or $(document.body) ?

A.  Use $(document.body)

'body' is a query to find all tags in the document named <body>.
While with document.body you are handing jQuery the answer.
So you'd expect it to be faster -- even if its a few more characters --
And it is.

Somebody did the tests:
https://www.sitepoint.com/jquery-body-on-document-on/

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