As I understand it, edits to an answer that occur within a very small threshold of time after the answer is first posted do not appear as edits from the question page.
Perhaps I'm mistaken, in which case, my premise is wrong and I can accept the answer of anyone who points this out to me.
But if that's true, I'm just wondering: is it even possible to see what the original answer was (before the quick edts), or is the original just flat-out replaced with the update?
I guess these are two different questions, actually. So:
- Does a quick edit to an answer replace the original answer (I'm referring to SO's back-end data storage, here)?
- If not, is the original answer accessible in any way (that is, to those not on the SO development team) after a quick edit?