Don't load div that is displayed none in the dom using JS

I have 2 divs, one of them is for Internet explorer and the other for the rest of the browsers. The one which is for IE is hidden using display:none for the other browsers and displayed using media query for Internet explorer. Everything works fine at the moment. But this doesn’t seem like the ideal solution since the display:none div does appear in the DOM which isn’t good for performance. How do I initialize only the elements that are visible or how do I not initialize elements using JS that have display:none

<div style="display:none"id="explorer">Internet explorer</div>
<div id="rest">Chrome,Firefox,etc</div>

@media all and (-ms-high-contrast: none), (-ms-high-contrast: active) {
        display: block !important;
        display: none;

So if you load this in Chrome, <div style="display:none"id="explorer">Internet explorer</div> won’t display in the view, but you will be able to see it through the dev tools. I would like this not to initilize at all using JS for chrome, firefox, etc and not initialize <div id="rest">Chrome,Firefox,etc</div> for IE.

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