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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.

There are a few pages that are not data driven. They are essentially static text (privacy policy, about us, etc.) that live in their own Razor views. These are therefore not searched currently.

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?
Posted 2-Jul-13 10:10am

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I have a similar issue, and by moving the static content to a Table/Library which has a view/medium to maintain. Thus giving you 2 advantages.
#1. maintainability, as its not directly hardcoded on view.
#2. Searchable, as its now data driven.

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