The format of block expiry timestamps returned from list=users and
list=allusers has long been inconsistent. It was being returned in an
internal format (e.g. "20190918201053"), rather than the ISO 8601 format
used by the rest of the API (e.g. "2019-09-18T20:10:53Z").
The 'blockexpiry' property from these two modules will be changing to the
standard ISO 8601 format with 1.34.0-wmf.24. See
for a schedule of
deployment to Wikimedia wikis.
This change also brings the block information returned by list=users and
list=allusers fully in line with that already used for meta=userinfo and
'blocked' errors from various actions.
Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
Senior Software Engineer