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A DD4T.net Implementation - Making URLs Case Insensitive

URLs in DD4T .net v1.3x are case sensitive. The issue is more of an annoyance than anything because Tridion Content Delivery provides APIs that perform findByUrl in a case-insensitive way. However, that doesn't help us because the default TridionPageProvider that comes with DD4T .net uses the PageURLCriteria, which case-sensitive.

My solution is to extend the TridionPageProvider and override the GetContentByUrl method. In my code I'm using the PageMetaFactory.GetMetaByUrl method, which is case-insensitive.

public class MyPageProvider : TridionPageProvider, IPageProvider, IProvider
{
    public new string GetContentByUrl(string url)
    {
        string content = string.Empty;

        PageMetaFactory factory = new PageMetaFactory(PublicationId);
        IPageMeta pageMeta = factory.GetMetaByUrl(PublicationId, url);

        if (pageMeta != null)
        {
            TcmUri tcmUri = new TcmUri(pageMeta.PublicationId, pageMeta.Id, 64, 0);
            content = GetContentByUri(tcmUri.ToString());
        }

        return content;
    }
}

In order to have the new code executed, it is enough to bind it to the IPageProvider interface using Ninject.

    Bind<IPageProvider>().To<MyPageProvider>().InSingletonScope();

    Bind<IPageFactory>().ToMethod(context => new PageFactory()
    {
        PageProvider = context.Kernel.Get<IPageProvider>(),
        ComponentFactory = context.Kernel.Get<IComponentFactory>(),
        LinkFactory = context.Kernel.Get<ILinkFactory>()
    }).InSingletonScope();


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