remote_function with local javascript variable

Hi list,

I'm trying to get a local javascript variable submitted with
remote_function:

<script language="javascript">

var local_variable = "I do really important stuff";
<%= remote_function :url => {:action => "boo", :id=> 1}, :submit =>
'local_variable' %>

</script>

The above snippet seems to be close but generates
new Ajax.Updater('foo', '/temp/boo/1', {asynchronous:true,
evalScripts:true, parameters:Form.serialize('local_variable')})

but I don't want the form to be serialized (there is no form!) I want
the value of 'local_variable' to be serialized and submitted.
Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dan

Maybe remote_function
http://rubyonrails.org/api/classes/ActionView/Helpers/PrototypeHelper.html#M000420
with a :with parameter will help?

Vish

thanks - looks like this might do the trick:

remote_function :url => {:action => "boo", :id=> 1},
                                   :with =>
"'variable='+local_variable"

It looks like this appends &variable=blah to the URL which is enough
for me, but it would be interesting to see if it could serialise and
post variable values as well - maybe some other time!