Course description fields in ICS and Outlook

ICS is being built by LMS according to settings from REM4Configuration.xml (C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\XML).
There are two fields that are added to ICS and contain course details:


First field's placeholder {ics:DESCRIPTION} stands for Course description text only.
Second field's placeholder {ics:HTMLDescription} stand for all course details, including Type, Location etc. Only X-ALT-DESC field supports HTML formatting required by {ics:HTMLDescription}.

We deal with Outlook behavior when it decides which field to use to show event details. When ICS file is first opened,  X-ALT-DESC field is used to show event details; when a saved event is reviewed. DESCRIPTION field is used. 

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