[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4480: Event API returns date/time information without timezone

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#4480: Event API returns date/time information without timezone
 Reporter:  Rarst        |       Owner:  iandunn
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  high         |   Milestone:
Component:  Events API   |  Resolution:
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Comment (by iandunn):


 Core only sends the timezone when the user manually enters a city to
 search for. Most of the time the events are fetched via IP geolocation,
 and Core doesn't send the TZ then (for privacy).

 When the API does get the TZ, it uses it to disambiguate searches, like
 Portland, Orgeon vs Portland, Maine. Once it returns the events in that
 city, though, they're cached by Core and shared by all users who request
 events in that city. In most cases they'll probably be the same TZ, but
 there are some edge cases that feel significant, like users who are on
 opposing sides of a timezone border, and those who are traveling.

 It feels safer to give Core the absolute data, and then it can format it
 based on the current user's timezone.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4480#comment:11>
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