Once in a while I see a suggested edit that claims to "correct a formula" (this is usually written in the edit summary). Is there a general "rule"/recommended procedure for such edits?
I usually skip them, because I am not familiar with the formulas involved, so I don't think I can properly judge such an edit. However, if we let that aside for a moment, are such edits to be considered to be against the author's intention? Even if the edits make an obvious correction (let's for example assume someone forgot the $^2$ in $E=mc^2$), it could be the case that it wasn't just a typo, but the question arose due to a misconception based on a wrong formula.
So, how should one proceed with edits that claim to correct a formula?