jQuery team announced a major release yesterday. It is about 49% faster than previous engine.
The big features of this release are:
- Sizzle: A sizzlin’ hot CSS selector engine.
- Live Events: Event delegation with a jQuery twist.
- jQuery Event Overhaul: Completely rewired to simplify event handling.
- HTML Injection Rewrite: Lightning-fast HTML appending.
- Offset Rewrite: Super-quick position calculation.
- No More Browser Sniffing: Using feature detection to help jQuery last for many more years to come.
The full details of the release can be found in the release notes: http://docs.jquery.com/Release:jQuery_1.3