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XPath in XQuery:  format-string vs fn:string

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When discussing XPath within XQuery, what is the difference between format-string() and fn:string

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string() simply returns the string value of a node or item()
http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath-functions-30/#func-string

there is no such XQuery or XPath function format-string()
there are functions such as format-number() which allow you to add a mask to specify how you want the number to be formatted as a string
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