How to execute remote action once as the page loads?

Did you ever find a solution for this? I have the same problem: I
need something like a "call_remote" function.

I've put:

render :update do |page| 'scroll', 0, 0
     page.replace_html :campaign_errors, "ERRORS TEST"

into an action executed in response to a GET request and got back the
expected text/html response:

try {
scroll(0, 0);
Element.update("campaign_errors", "ERRORS TEST" );
} catch (e) { alert('RJS error:\n\n' + e.toString()); alert('scroll(0,
0);\nElement.update(\"campaign_errors\", \"ERRORS TEST"\");'); throw
e }

displayed, as expected, as text in the browser.

The question seems to boil down to how to call render :update in a xhr
request that returns text/javascript for execution by the browser?

Any ideas about this?