I got an interesting question recently on routing, which lead to an even more interesting question on how to do the opposite. This turns out to offer a pretty good look at some important details of how routing works under the hood. First, here's the question: I have a scenario where I’ve got an MVC application and I need to put a static HTML file in the root of the site (to work with a third party). Is there a way that I can specify in an MVC app that I want to not reroute requests to the html page? i.e. suppose I have myfile.html in the root of my MVC app, how do I make it so the MVC magic doesn’t try to redirect my request?