Quote Originally Posted by geoffrey.mcgill View Post
You might want to have a quick look at Datejs.

With Datejs, your original examples would be written as...

Date.parseExact("2-08", "M-yy")
Date.parseExact("FEB-08", "MMM-yy")
Hope this helps.
ah yes. Datejs -- almost forgot about it.
i played with that at the start of the year, and it's indeed a very powerful js date manipulation library. plus it's lightweight -- 9kb for the core functions, and 29kb for the full package.

one of the authors provided useful Datejs-ExtJS integration info in this thread: