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ICS link in subscription dialog should not be clickable

When you are at and click on a Subscribe link, a modal dialog comes up inviting the user to subscribe to a calendar URL. It presents a clickable iCal link.

This is bad UI. Why? With a clickable link, the UI is inviting the user to do the wrong thing: download the ICS file and then add that to their calendar.

The fix is easy: just remove the a tag around the URL to the ICS file. There is almost never a reason why anyone should download the ICS file, so the UI should not even make it feasible.

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