If you type this in the terminal (see: this MacOSXHint):
“open application -a /Applications/Safari.app -f” and then on a newline type: “Test” and then on a newline (a return as you type), type “Control-d”
it will open Safari and display the word “Test”.
How would you do this from a “do shell script” AppleScript command - it’s the Control-d that defeats me.
ADDENDUM: If this could be mastered, it has the potential of a very powerful “Dialog Box” in which links are then used to make choices (that part to come after getting the simple message on screen)