Relates to media queries

This relates to a previous question I asked . . . which I probably closed prematurely . . . answered by Gary (ID: 28567880). I hope to have some time to do some testing on my own over the holidays, but for now I'm just trying to get some "pre-testing" feedback that might help me. Thanks!

Let's say I have a media screen query that specifies that any device with a screen size of 800px width or less loads a black background, and anything over that width gets a white background. I have not made any specifications in my css as regards to orientation. Now, lets say I'm testing with an iPad which has a 768 x 1024 display. When I'm holding it in portrait mode it will load the black background, but when I rotate it to landscape it will load the white background. Is that correct? Is that what should happen? Does rotating the device force a browser refresh and hence load the style for the wider display (1024px)?  Or . . . does this only happen if you specify orientation in the css . . . in which case it would seem that an iPad (and many other phones and tablets) must have a default width and height specification. Still kind of confusing to me.
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GaryCommented:
It doesn't reload the browser, the applicable css is applied.
So changing the orientation will just change the background color and thats it (like magic)
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