Application Notification?


In MacOS 9, as in previous versions, an application could send an alert by flashing its icon in the application menu, and tagging itself in the pull-down list. This was a very convenient way to discover that you had to do something without the app just forcing its way to the front a la Windows. But when my apps notify now, I don't see it - I have to check each app to see whether anything has happened. Is Application notification still a feature in OS X?
Some apps, like Fire do it themselves by flashing their dock icon. There was discussion about this on the apple HI list awhile ago, so perhaps it'll get added.