There are three approaches to correcting a published article, depending on the impact of the correction:
- Corrections to spelling or simple grammar (a change in punctuation, etc.) should simply be made.
- Corrections that change the actual wording of the article should be made inline, with a "Corrections" section added at the end of the article outlining the date and the change made. This should be done only if absolutely necessary.
- A clarification or explanation of the text should be made in the "Corrections" section, with a note added to the original text to "See Correction", linked to the explanation/clarification. See, for example, We Love Open Source Software. No, You Can’t Have Our Code (Issue 5).