Comment 26 for bug 96676

Agree: gnome-terminal has never emulated all of xterm's control sequences, and it is unlikely
that it ever will. That's why there is a separate terminfo entry "gnome" to address its actual
behavior. Set $TERM to "gnome" and report discrepancies there.

For instance, the comment about gnome's bug #337252 points to a change in xterm 5 years ago.
That's not recent.

By the way - to get correct information (rather than the miscellany of 2-3 year old secondary sources,
you might look at the xterm source itself. gnome-terminal developers do...