No authorization is required, I can see both your issues, therefore I have closed one of them.
Also, you sort of conflict your own request, you say its one of the most fundamental items in HTML, well if anybody wishes to create/design their own website, they should have a basic understanding of HTML/CSS. Therefore, adding a hyperlink should be a simple task.
Don't get me wrong I understand what you're saying in regards to making it easy to add hyperlinks, but some sections have multiple elements, with your proposal it sounds as though you want these hyperlink checkboxes everywhere ?
Also, what happens when a user want to:
* Open the link in a new tab
* Give that a link a class
* Give it a name
* A title
Adding a simple checkbox to create a link won't suffice, as users will always want to add something, that is why using basic HTML is the best option. As it removes the potential bloat.