link_to_remote equivalent call from javascript?

Hi Folks,

I want to trigger an AJAX call when a user clicks on a table row. Is
there a Rails method I can use from javascript, equivalent to
link_to_remote, that can be triggered from something other than a
hyperlink?

Essentially, I want to generate the contents of the link_to_remote
onclick handler, and embed it in a javascript function instead of a
hyperlink onclick handler.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Chris Hughes

remote_function() maybe?
http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/ActionView/Helpers/PrototypeHelper.html#M000420