A suggested edit of mine was recently rejected because
This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer.
However, my suggested edit was not intended to address the author. It merely incorporated important information that the author of the accepted answer had provided in his own comments. The language is almost entirely his, and the meaning is completely his.
After the answer was posted, the question's author and answer's author went back and forth in its comments. In these comments, the question's author provided important clarification about the question, and the answer's author responded with further answers to address these clarifications. This discussion greatly improved the quality of the question and the accepted answer.
I have already successfully edited the question to incorporate its author's clarifying comments. In its current form, the answer by itself no longer satisfies the requirements of the question, and it includes obsolete requests for clarification. The edit I suggested incorporates the answer's author's excellent follow-up information, making the answer stand alone as both correct and complete.
Was this edit appropriate? If so, how should I have ensured that it would be accepted, and is there anything I can do now that it has already been rejected (e.g., resubmit the edit with a revised edit comment)? The comment I originally provided was
"Including important information found only in comments and removing first sentence (a request for clarification made obsolete by edit to the question)"
If this edit in particular was not appropriate, are actions like these ever appropriate, and under what circumstances? What is the best approach in a situation like this?