<!-- Begin of mycountdown.org script -->
<div align="center" style="margin: 15px 0px 0px 0px">
<div align="center" style="width: 140px; border: 1px solid #ccc; background: #000000; color: #F9F9FF; font-weight: bold; font-size: 12px;">
<a style="text-decoration: none; color: #F9F9FF;" href="http://mycountdown.org/My_Countdown/My_Countdown/">My Countdown</a>
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It's a countdown clock but when you click on it, it links to a website, which I don't want.
<a> is inside a
<noscript> tag. This is loaded from an external source (http://mycountdown.org/countdown.php...).
If you go directly to that URL, you will see a variety of markup being injected into the page. That's where the clickable regions(s) are coming from. Since it is loading a Flash movie, I doubt you can alter the behavior, i.e. the click events are handled within the movie.
The on click behavior is defined within the Flash object. Thus you need the original Action Script file to remove the link and re-compile it to an SWF object. If you don't own the code, you can't do so. (Well actually you could reverse engineer the whole thing.)
Another option might be to search for some parameter in the documentation to http://mycountdown.org/ (if there is any), which allows to pass in an URL. There you could use
# as URL to not link another page. Or maybe there is a parameter that could be used to disable the on click behavior.
A working solution is to position another layer (i.e. some
DIV) above the counter. Doing so, a click will not be recognized by the Flash animation. This does disable the click, but from my point of view, is a dirty hack.
Why not simply remove the link ?
<a style="text-decoration: none; color:#F9F9FF;" href="http://mycountdown.org/My_Countdown/My_Countdown/">My Countdown</a>
or convert it
<a style="text-decoration: none; color:#F9F9FF;" href="#">My Countdown</a>
You can´t the click event is handle by flash object, you need the code and remove the link in flash.