How do I make an Ajax call when a page loads?

Hi all,

I have a view in which periodically_call_remote is updating a partial
every 5 seconds. Actually, the updating is getting done in an rjs
which also calls effect.highlight (via visual_effect :highlight) on
table elements that have a certain CSS class assigned to them.
I would like this Effect.Highlight functionality to occur on page load
as well as every 5 seconds, so I want to make an extra call to the
same action that is currently getting called by the
periodically_call_remote statement.

What is the best way to make an Ajax call as soon as the page has
loaded?

Thanks in advance!

Henry

Have never done it, but I'm guessing that you could do:

<body onload="new Ajax.Request('/path/you/want/to/call')">