In converting some TCP texts from their SGML to a P5 version of TEI I
noticed that the TCP dtd permits the placement of a <figure> element
before a <head>.
You can't do this in P5, where it appears that <figure> can't be used
before a divTop or after a divBottom element. Is there a compelling
reason for this or does it result from a parallelism of <table> and
<figure>? It's easy for me to imagine books that begin or end with a
figure. One could of course always turn those into divs of their own
so that the invalid
But I am not sure what this buys you or what abuses are prevented by
it. And the figures in question may for the reader be associated quite
unambiguously with the following or preceding div.