drag and drop?

how can i enable drag and drop in my rails application without using
unordered list items?

You can use Draggable. Check out these links:

http://wiki.script.aculo.us/scriptaculous/show/Draggable
http://wiki.script.aculo.us/scriptaculous/show/Droppables.add
http://demo.script.aculo.us/shop

Uwe Kubosch