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#4958 ✓invalid

ActiveRecord's to_json method ignores timezone when serializing Time objects

Reported by rathboma | June 24th, 2010 @ 04:45 PM

Simple example to demonstrate (tested in Rails 2.3.5):

now = Time.parse("Thu Jun 24 15:41:23 UTC 2010")
now2 = Time.parse(now.to_json)

check these results out:
puts now => Thu Jun 24 15:41:23 UTC 2010
puts now2 => Thu Jun 24 11:41:23 -0400 2010

They're different!

This is because:
now.to_json => ""2010/06/24 15:41:23 +0000"" as you can see, the timezone is incorrectly specified

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino June 26th, 2010 @ 10:29 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”
    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”

    This is working ok on both 2-3-stable and master branches.
    Please try again on with the latest git code and if you still get the error i will reopen the issue.
    Thank you

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