Sometimes after posting an answer I want to edit it—for example to correct typos, word something better, or plug some gap.
Usually I just go ahead and edit, but I'm never quite sure what to do if the answer has already been accepted: since I might be changing it from what the questioner needed.
Example: in my answer to Need for rigorous meaning in English for definitions from my reference book I wrote
"The $A$ of all $B$ 's" is unambiguous as long as you know the mathematical meaning of an $A$ and a $B$. There is only one $A$ (because of the), and it contains every possible instance of a $B$.
Now, I don't like contains in the last sentence. I would prefer to write
There is only one $A$ (because of the), and every possible instance of a $B$ belongs to it.
to cover cases where "containing" isn't the correct relationship. But the questioner asked precisely about interpreting phrases in English definitions, so rephrasing one of my key points might affect its clarity for them.
In general, what is appropriate?
Edit: In the case of the linked post, I've now made the edit (I do feel the original wording was too restrictive, and in particular that this made the language point misleading.) But I've also noted that editing an answer bumps the post (I thought it didn't), so did a proper copy-edit while I was at it to try and avoid extra edits.