Comment 14 for bug 96676

Micah, since the purpose of terminfo is to recognize what xterm does, it seems to me that suggesting that xterm should follow what terminfo says it does is putting the cart before the horse. terminfo doesn't describe what xterm should do, it (should) describe what xterm *does*.

Of course, it is also possible that the change in xterm's behaviour was unintentional and therefore a bug.

MC/vim/irssi are definitely not at fault, as they simply rely on ncurses to tell them that a function key has been hit.