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This lengthy and detailed thread on character styles is related to your question. The remarks in that thread by @CyanCG are especially worth reading as they indicate the problem with obtaining a more simple form of HTML markup.

The short answer is that there is no current method of achieving what you require (as @carnendil indicates). LO makes extensive use of the <span> element rather than <i> or <b> (or the recommended <emphasis> and <strong>) elements. The <a> element is not such as issue.

This lengthy and detailed thread on character styles is related to your question. The remarks in that thread by @CyanCG are especially worth reading as they indicate the problem with obtaining a more simple form of HTML markup.

The short answer is that there is no current method of achieving what you require (as @carnendil indicates). LO makes extensive use of the <span> element rather than <i> or <b> (or the recommended <emphasis> and <strong>) elements. The <a> element is not such as an issue.