Two Actions for One Click

I have a list where the user clicks on an item and the details about that item are shown. Simple. No problem. However, I also need to make a javascript call to highlight information in a java applet corresponding to the item being displayed. I know I am missing something simple, but how can I both display the details and make the javascript call to the applet's API based on that one user click?

I have a list where the user clicks on an item and the details about that item are shown. Simple. No problem. However, I also need to make a javascript call to highlight information in a java applet corresponding to the item being displayed. I know I am missing something simple, but how can I both display the details and make the javascript call to the applet's API based on that one user click?

assuming this is a link_to_remote, one or more of
the :before, :after, :onComplete or :onSuccess options may be
appropriate.

Fred