Atlassian has recently added a "date" macro to their macro options, which is quite useful for tables as it presents it in a more readable format. Table sorting currently considers this as the text content, but an ISO8601 format of the date would be preferable to be used in the sort function.
The object is implemented as an html5 "time" DOM node, with a datetime attribute containing the ISO8601 format.
<time datetime="2014-10-08" class="date-future">08 Oct 2014</time>
If possible for this to be used for the sort it would be much appreciated – no doubt by many users, who expect dates to be sorted by the date rather than an alphabetical sort.