Programming Tips - jQuery: Should I use $('body') or $(document.body)

Date: 2016aug5 Language: javaScript Library: jQuery Q. jQuery: 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: