Long ago, Netscape introduced the world to the wonders of the amazing <blink> tag. Unfortunately, the blink tag never really cought on. This failure should be attributed to the non-standard nature of the tag, which in other words means that it only works on Netscape (and Mozilla/Firefox).
With the introduction of the Web2.0 it has become apparent that we are in need of a portable, enterprise and robust manner in which to implement this feature. Ajax, enables us to achieve this goal.
Ladies, and gentlement …. the server side blink