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Defines the context through which readers acquire skills. The level sets the expectation on the author's techniques to teach.

Documentation Type
Target Types


The document defines and explains the experience level required on part of the reader to get the most out of a document. The level allows the reader to judge, if the document will contain information that is comprehensible at her level of experience.

The document is usually referenced from instances of the Topic doctype.


The document type experience-level provides the following properties:


Please note that only information about specific properties is provided here. Common document property used by all document types are documented by Document Properties.



Describe the experience level.


The Topics for a given experience level is automatically listed in this document.


These are internal notes that are usually not exported and only visible to team members with write access.

But this is not a safe place to store sensible information. It is just a convenience for the reader to not be bothered with notes stored here for the authors for later use. The security level is about suppressing the representation by a CSS style. Therefore consider this as a convenience for the reader, not as a security tool.


The text of notes sections is also indexed.


For a document the references section contains pointers to resources that prove the statements of the document.

Often these proofs are not easily distinguishable from further information. In this case you may want to skip the reference section in favour for the resource list.


For further information please refer to References and Resources.


The resources section provides references to further information to the topic of the document.

This may be information on the internet provided by the resource or information in the team's information systems. Anything the reader of the resource might want to know, may be listed here.


For further information please refer to References and Resources.

Related Doctypes

Here is a list of related doctypes that define types for categorization of document instances:

Name Short Description Set Target Types
Categorize associations by a type.
Categorize categories by a type.
Categorize charters by a type.
Categorize excerpts by a type.
Categorize experience levels by a type.
Categorize FAQs by a type.
Categorize generic documents by a type.
Categorize glossary items by a type.
Resources are identified by their media type. This may be the MIME type, but also a human readable string, that identifies the syntactic format.
Categorize media types by their type.
Categorization of document modules for single sourcing.
Categorize organizations by a type.
Categorize persons by a type.
Categorize profiles by a type.
Categorize quotes by a type.
Organizes glossary items.
Categorize relations by a type.
Resources are identified by their type. This is not the MIME type, but human readable string, that identifies the semantic, rather than the syntactic format.
Categorize roles by a type.
Categorize sections by a type.
Categorize space indexes by a type.
Categorize stakeholders by a type.
Categorize steps by a type.
Categorize subjects by a type.
Categorize tags by a type.
A topic type is a semantic type of the topic. It helps to set the expectations of potential readers.
Categorize versions by a type.


  • Wikipedia - briefly states the stages of skill acquisition by Stuart and Hubert Dreyfus, Michael Eraut and Patricia Benner.
  • Benner's Stages of Clinical Competence (PDF).
  • Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware - Andy Hunt.
  • A five-stage Model of the mental Activities involved in directed Skill Acquisition (PDF) - Stuart and Hubert Dreyfus