Currently, when a field is defined as "repeatable", multiple instances of it are shown as simple labels, allowing to delete them by a checkbox. This of course is annoying when one metadata instance must be modified.
Suppose for example, you have to edit a metadata configured as a repetible textarea in order to correct some spelling mistake. You should have to rewrite the entire text as a new metadata instance and ckeck the deletion checkbox.
This patch modifies the Mirage theme in order to replace the hidden inputs that used to contain the metadata text. Instead of hidden inputs and labels, this patch simply renders text boxes, with the same name conventions used for the hidden controls.
The only modified file was [dspace-xmlui-webapp]/src/main/webapp/themes/Mirage/lib/xsl/core/forms.xsl
You will find the complete patch attached. I have also attached the complete modified forms.xsl file and a small screenshot showing what is expected from this patch.