A client of mine has a product ending with a plus-sign (e.g. Google+) and would like the webpage of this product to have an URL that is human-readable (i.e. an URL that doesn't contain %2B).
Since our projects use the following .htaccess RewriteRule
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?$1 it is possible to use an urlencoded space in an URL like that.
However, while the url would read like
/google+, the actual meaning of the URL would be
/google[space]. (The markup won't let me place a real space there.)
Now my concern is that this would have disadvantages for SEO. Is this concern valid and/or are there other culprits to this approach?