I've just seen this trick in the review queue and I have to admit it's pretty clever:
Users below 2000 rep have to change at least some number of characters for the edit to be allowed by system. Apparently adding HTML comments counts into that number, so this requirement can be easily circumvented by smart users.
In this case the edit was actually useful, but that bug could be exploited for obsolete edits.
Should we do something about it?