Text Encoding Initiative

The XML Version of the TEI Guidelines


<corr> (correction) contains the correct form of a passage apparently erroneous in the copy text.
Attributes (In addition to global attributes and those inherited from edit)
sic gives the original form of the apparent error in the copy text.
Datatype: CDATA
Values: any string of characters
Default: #IMPLIED
for his nose was as sharp as a pen, and
  <corr sic="a Table"> a' babbled</corr>
  of green fields.
resp (responsibility) signifies the editor or transcriber responsible for suggesting the correction held as the content of the <corr> element.
Datatype: CDATA
Values: must be one of the identifiers declared in the document header, associated with a person asserted as responsible for some aspect of the text's creation, transcription, editing, or encoding (see chapter 17 Certainty and Responsibility).
Default: %INHERITED;


If the correction was made in the source, this attribute should be used to identify the hand of the corrector.

cert (certainty) signifies the degree of certainty ascribed to the correction held as the content of the <corr> element.
Datatype: CDATA
Default: #IMPLIED


If all that is desired is to call attention to the fact that the copy text has been corrected, no attributes are required:

I don't know, Juan.  It's so far in the past now &mdash;
how <corr>can we</corr> prove or disprove anyone's theories?
It is also possible to provide a correct reading and to identify the individual responsible for the correction:
I don't know, Juan.  It's so far in the past now &mdash;
how <corr sic="we can" resp="MSM">can we</corr> prove or
disprove anyone's theories?


The <corr> tag is a mirror of <sic>: the latter leaves the original text untouched, giving the correction as an attribute value; the former substitutes the correction, leaving the original reading as an attribute value. The choice between them is up to the encoder.

Module Declared in file teicore2; Core tag sets: enabled when any TEI base is enabled
Class edit
Data Description May contain character data and phrase-level elements.
May contain #PCDATA ab abbr add addSpan address alt altGrp anchor app bibl biblFull biblStruct c caesura camera caption castList cb certainty cit cl corr damage date dateRange dateStruct del delSpan distinct eTree emph expan fLib figure foreign formula fs fsLib fvLib fw gap geogName gloss graph handShift hi index interp interpGrp join joinGrp l label lang lb lg link linkGrp list listBibl m measure mentioned milestone move name note num oRef oVar orgName orig p pRef pVar pb persName phr placeName ptr q quote ref reg respons restore rs s seg sic soCalled sound sp space span spanGrp stage supplied table tech term text time timeRange timeStruct timeline title tree unclear view w witDetail witList xptr xref
May occur within ab abbr activity actor add addName addrLine admin affiliation author authority bibl biblScope birth bloc byline camera caption case castItem catDesc cell channel cl classCode closer colloc constitution corr country creation damage date dateRange def del derivation descrip dictScrap distance distinct distributor docAuthor docDate docEdition docImprint domain edition editor education emph entryFree etym expan extent factuality figDesc firstLang foreName foreign form funder fw gen genName gloss gram gramGrp head headItem headLabel hi hyph imprimatur interaction item itype l label lang langKnown language lbl lem locale measure meeting mentioned mood name nameLink note num number occasion occupation opener orgDivn orgName orgTitle orgType orig orth otherForm p per persName phr placeName pos preparedness principal pron pubPlace publisher purpose q quote rdg re ref reg region rendition residence resp restore role roleDesc roleName rs s salute seg sense settlement sic signed soCalled socecStatus sound speaker sponsor stage street stress subc supplied surname syll symbol tagUsage tech term time timeRange title titlePart tns tr trailer trans u unclear usg view wit witDetail witness writing xr xref
<!ELEMENT corr %om.RR;  %specialPara;> 
<!ATTLIST corr  
      sic CDATA #IMPLIED
      resp CDATA %INHERITED;
      cert CDATA #IMPLIED>
See further 6.5.1 Correction of Apparent Errors

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