I suppose you can't help but touch on objects, so ...
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Perhaps you could impress upon them the need for some amount of code optimization? Basic stuff - "If you have seven roll-over graphics, you can control them all with ONE function" or "The pop-up will still work without the seven lines of comments the page editor macro put in to explain how it works."
BEST - Client side PerlScript! :)