In all of my testing since I posted this, the z:row notation issue seems to be the only issue with jQuery 1.5 and SPServices. I’ve got this fixed in my alpha of v0.6.0, which I hope to release soon. However, in your own code, be sure to add the single quotes! Also see my follow up post.
I wanted to do a quick post to let anyone who is following along at home that for the moment, SPServices will not work with jQuery 1.5. I’m hoping that this is a temporary thing and I will be able to fix it for the v0.6.0 release.
The one issue that I know about at the moment is that this syntax no longer seems to work:
Perhaps I’ve been a bit lazy about it, but if you look around, lots of others have been, too. Adding quotes around the ‘z:row’ value seems to fix it.
I’ll be doing more testing, of course, but for the time being, stick with jQuery 1.4.x with SPServices.