It seem atleast to me that forks rated for 26" wheels have longer axle to crown length than the 700c forks. I know it doesn't seem to make sense considering the 700c wheel is larger in diameter. However comparing my road bike's fork with that of my mtb one, the latter does have a longer AtoC length.
Am I missing something or that in general 26" fork can accomodate 700c in terms of fitting? Brakes braze-on aside.