# Editing a contradiction between the title and text of a question

The OP posted a clearly worded question in the title, but the question in the text was quite different. In response to a comment, the OP made it clear that the text question was the intended one but did not edit the title accordingly. One (upvoted) answer correctly addressed the title question while ignoring the intended question. If the title were edited to the intended meaning, it would appear to invalidate the answer. What are the guidelines in this situation?

Edit: It turns out that the question was originally consistent, as answered, but the OP then changed the text without changing the title. I now think that the text should be edited back to match the title, to respect the existing answer, and the OP should post the intended question separately.