Linking the swf files through html

I have created an animated flash banner. I want to link the banner to a web site on click over the banner.This is my script over the banner:
on (release) {
getURL(“”, “_blank”);

But I don’t want to write the code in flash as I want to give the link in html.
Is it possible to link swf files using “a href …” like any other images in html?
Any help will be appreciated.