Accessing REMOTE_USER from JavaScript

Does JavaScript have access to the REMOTE_USER information?  I need to know the user login inside of a JavaScript program and was wondering if there is an object that has it or whether I have to have a server side script pass the REMOTE_USER to Javascript when the page is generated.  Thanks.
cmulzerAsked:
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zvonkoConnect With a Mentor Commented:

Beside that every window in browser could have another realm and so another user name to the server, does this CGI variable only work for browser BASIC authentication. Nowadays when whole world is using session cookies and URL session parameters is this variable empty.

Best idea is as you guessed to send the user name in a field to the browser for JavaScript use.

Regards,
zvonko

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zvonkoCommented:
Thanks :-)
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