Php syntax. Want to use Msgbox instead of 'echo' or 'print'

Normally I would use an echo statement for any work.  What I'd like to do for one piece is to use a message box command instead.

My ultimate goal is when a button is pressed it comes up with a little windows-esque message box.

Is there anything like msgbox?
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You can use JavaScript to pop up a message box


alert("TEXT HERE");

Beverley PortlockCommented:
PHP is a server-side language whereas you are talking about a client-side facility. PHP has no "MSgBox" command. Having said that you could take the "alert" command in javascript and emulate a msgBox like so

$error = "some message or other";
.. more code


.... HTML code ....

        <script type='javascript'>
             if ( $error != "" )
                 echo "alert('$error')\n";

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