doing away with annoying alerts

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Subject: doing away with annoying alerts
Posted by:  solaris8… (Sol)
Date: 30 Jul 2003

i have a web page with alot of checking on user input (if value is
numeric,empty...)and i used to have an alert after each field was
changed,which was of course quite annoying.So instead i now have a
message area(div) where i display all the messages.The problem is if
the user is not looking they won't know that there is a new message.Is
there a way to emmit a beep with javascript??i'm trying to avoid
submitting sound files but if that's my only choice.....

using java is not an option for me