I have a data-driven website.
To implement a search feature, I iterate through the record (there are too few to bother indexing), look for the search text in important fields, assign a score, and voila -- search results that can be sent to a view to render.
I had hoped that I could just instantiate a controller, tell it to render these views as strings, search them and I'd be on my way. That isn't the case. After a few hours of trying, I haven't been able to make this work. The main problem is that you can't do this without a
ControllerContext, and you can't just create one.
I could actually read the views from the filesystem, but that's icky and would also contain code and metadata.
Is this possible, or do I need to rethink the way I'm presenting static content?