Clicking the tag for Google+ API on this page results in a broken search. Instead of returning two results currently listed under , it returns the results for -, or, this page

This seems to be the fault of the + sign, which is urlencoded, and then decoded as a space.

  • It's how c++-cli is encoded in the same way, but it doesn't have the same problem.
    – apaderno
    Commented Jul 5, 2011 at 1:35
  • Interesting! Good catch.
    – Yahel
    Commented Jul 5, 2011 at 1:36
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    It seems the problem is only for tags containing +-, as test-tag-a+-test.
    – apaderno
    Commented Jul 5, 2011 at 1:42

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We don't really support compound tags in the form of


I also don't see the point of an "API" addendum there, since any question about Google+ should be by definition about programming Google+.

So I renamed the tags and merged.

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