There's probably an elegant solution to this, but... can
anyone provide pointers on the best way to display a date that's
for example, 2 days ago...or exactly one month from today's date?
It seems like this should be relatively straightforward, but I'm
concerned with when new months/years intervene...and making sure
all the possibilities are covered. Thoughts would be greatly
appreciated! - BillG
You can construct a Date object from the current date, get
the milliseconds of it (Date.UTC I think), then add or substract
the milliseconds of the timespan you need (1 day = 24*60*60*1000
ms), and get another Date object from the resulting value. This
should get you the right date, taking the different month length
and even leap years into account.